The feet of the Spring Festival are approaching day by day, and every family will start to be busy pasting the word Fu. When will the word Fu be posted for the new year? Why post the word "Fu" for the Chinese new year? Let's have a look!
When will the Chinese New Year blessing be posted
The word "Fu" is usually posted on the day before New Year's Eve.
On the day of the Spring Festival, children will use adults to write a blessing red note and paste it at the door of each family, and then shout 'congratulations on getting rich'. The pasted family will give children candy, fireworks, change and other small gifts, and will never let children return empty handed. Many people regard this as auspicious and will take the initiative to ask children to post it.
The real time to paste the word of blessing should be in the afternoon of 30, before the sun sets, and the order should be from the outside to the inside. First paste the head blessing, then paste the door blessing, and so on. The last one can paste the inverted blessing, which means that the blessing of a year should flow in from the outside.
The word Fu is usually pasted on the first day or the second day before New Year's Eve, which is the traditional custom of the Han nationality. The current interpretation of the word "Fu" is happiness, while in the past it meant good luck and good luck. The word "blessing" pasted on the Spring Festival, both now and in the past, reposes people's longing for a happy life and wishes for a better future. In order to fully reflect this yearning and wish, people also paste the word "Fu" upside down, indicating that happiness has come. Every Spring Festival, every family should affix the words "blessing" in large and small on the door, wall and lintel. It is a long-standing custom of the Han people to paste the word Fu on the Spring Festival.
Why post the word "Fu" during the Chinese new year
Paste the word "Fu", which is the annual custom of the broad masses of the people in China. Every Spring Festival, every family should paste the word "Fu" on the door. The current interpretation of the word "Fu" is happiness, while in the past it meant good luck and good luck. The word "blessing" is pasted on the Spring Festival, which reposes people's longing for a happy life and wishes for a better future. The word "Fu" is pasted upside down, indicating that happiness has come and blessing has come.
The word "Fu" contains four meanings: first, longevity, that is, longevity; Second, wealth, that is, wealth and abundance; Third, 'Corning', that is, healthy and disease-free; The fourth is' virtuous', that is, virtue, goodness and Tao.
There are also three meanings:
First, the word "Shun" is pasted at the beginning of the new year to pray for a smooth and prosperous new year, good luck and perfection.
The second is' bless'. Pasting the word "blessing" can obtain blessing, turn bad luck into good luck and bring good luck to the victims.
The third is "create happiness". The word "blessing" is to warn family members that in the new year, the whole family should unite and work together to create a happy family.
'Fu' is one of the oldest characters, with a history of about 3000 years. The word "Fu" in Oracle Bone Inscriptions is the shape of wine utensils in front of God, because the ancients used wine to symbolize wealth. Today's word Fu is composed of Shi, Yi, Kou and Tian: Shi refers to gods; Farmland refers to cultivated land and hunting; One word, according to the explanation of Shuowen: 'one, but the beginning, the Tao stands in one, creates heaven and earth and turns into all things'; Mouth words, "Shuo Wen" said: "mouth, so people speak and eat." In this word of blessing, it reposes the people's desire to pray for land to meet the needs of food and clothing.
The word Fu was pasted in front of the door. It was recorded in Wu Zimu's "menglianglu" of the Song Dynasty: "scholars and commoners, large and small, sweep the door, remove the dust, clean the court households, change the door god, hang Zhong Kui, nail peach charms, paste spring cards, and sacrifice their ancestors." Sticking the "spring card" is to write the word Fu on red paper and stick it in front of the gate. It can be seen that the custom of pasting Fu characters has a long history, at least since the Southern Song Dynasty.