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What is the date of 2019? What are the traditional customs of Xiaonian?

Time flies. In the twinkling of an eye, 2019 has passed for nearly half a month, and the pace of the Spring Festival is getting closer and closer. The end of this month will usher in the small year of 2019. After the lunar new year, we are basically ready for the lunar new year. What is the date of the lunar new year in 2019? What are the traditional customs of Xiaonian? This article will introduce the customs of Xiaonian.

1、 What day is 2019?

Due to different customs, different places have different dates for celebrating the lunar new year, but generally it is mainly divided into North-South differences. Generally, the northern Lunar New Year is on the 23rd day of the twelfth lunar month, while the southern Lunar New Year is on the 24th day of the twelfth lunar month, while the Northern lunar new year in 2019 is on January 28, 2019,? That Monday is December 23 of the 2018 lunar calendar. In addition, the specific date of the 2019 Southern Lunar New Year is January 29, 2019. That Tuesday is December 24 of the 2018 lunar calendar. It is said that the reason for the difference between the north and the south is that the Lunar New Year is the 23rd of the twelfth lunar month in Chinese folk, the 24th of the twelfth lunar month in people's homes, and the 25th of the twelfth lunar month in water people's homes, After the establishment of the Qing Dynasty, the royal family usually offered sacrifices to the stove on the 23rd day of the twelfth lunar month. In the north, due to its proximity to the political center and the official influence on the time of offering sacrifices to the stove, it gradually changed to the 23rd day of the twelfth lunar month, while in most parts of the south, the small year date of the 24th day of the twelfth lunar month in the old calendar was used.

2、 What are the customs of the lunar new year?

1. Cut and paste window flower

Due to different customs and folk activities in different places, cutting and pasting window flowers is one of the folk customs. It is said that in ancient times, because everyone's windows were made of paper, they would turn yellow or be damaged after a long time of wind and sun. Therefore, it is necessary to paste windows and paste window flowers again on the day of Xiaonian, so over time, pasting window flowers has become a popular folk activity, There are many kinds of window flowers, usually with auspicious patterns, such as fish, sheep, lotus and Yuanbao, to express people's yearning for the future.

2. Sacrificial stove

It is said that the origin of the small year also evolved from the folk sacrifice to the kitchen. It is said that on the evening of December 23 of the small year, the kitchen god will go to the heaven to report his work to the Jade Emperor. Everyone devoutly worships the kitchen god and places various sacrifices such as fruits, candy and cakes in front of the kitchen god statue, hoping that the kitchen god can say more good words in front of the Jade Emperor. Therefore, the sacrifice to the kitchen god is also one of the small Year customs.

3. Dust sweeping

As the saying goes, a small year is even more a year, because after a small year, it is less than ten days from the Spring Festival. Therefore, on this day, people have to sweep the dust and thoroughly clean the house, and the dust is homonymous with Chen. Therefore, sweeping the dust means getting rid of the old and welcoming the new, and sweeping away the old things to welcome auspicious blessings.

4. Paste Spring Festival couplets

After the young year, every family needs to write Spring Festival couplets. The custom of pasting Spring Festival couplets has been very popular since ancient times, and there are a lot of stress. Folk customs stress that there must be a God, and most of the couplets in front of the gods are words of worship and blessing. In addition, there must be stickers on every door and everything in places such as the God's throne, granary, kitchen and warehouse. In addition to paying attention to the couplets on the God's throne, which generally express the awe of God, Other couplets generally express words such as auspiciousness, good fortune, good health and so on&# 8203;&# 8203;&# 8203;&# 8203;&# 8203;&# 8203;