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What's the custom on the ninth day of the first month

Spring Festival is the most important traditional festival in China. There are many customs and taboos in the first month. So what are the customs and taboos on the ninth day of the first month? Follow Xiaobian to find out.

New year's day 9: Zhongxin lantern Street

"Lantern on the ninth day of the first month", this is a happy day for villagers in Lianping County, Heyuan City, who are established by convention in six towns, including Zhongxin, Dahu, Youxi, triangle, embroidered satin and Gaoguan. According to the history, Zhongxin lantern Street started from the end of Ming Dynasty and the beginning of Qing Dynasty. Since then, every year on the ninth day of the first month of the lunar calendar, Zhongxin street, a key town of Jiulianshan in northern Guangdong Province (now Zhongxin Town, Lianping County, Heyuan City), has held a cultural and entertainment activity of "playing lantern".

The loyal lanterns displayed along the street are unique. Most customers only choose the size and style of lanterns. Generally, they don't charge a counter price. As long as the seller says a "suitable" price, the customer will be happy to pay. Because what the customer wants is a "good lottery". The seller also says a good word like congratulations after the transaction. Naturally, everyone is happy. Chandeliers and lanterns are unique traditional customs in faithful areas. Zhongxin lantern is a new design, beautiful shape and exquisite production, which is a comprehensive expression of Zhongxin folk painting, art, paper cutting, calligraphy, couplets, poetry and other aspects.

The lanterns in Zhongxin district are usually from the ninth to the eighteenth day of the first month, and there are also lanterns to the second day of the second day of the second month of the lunar calendar. The ceremonies include "lighting", "warming" and "lighting". According to the local villagers, in ancient times, the chandeliers and lanterns were usually held with the addition of men to their homes. Nowadays, no matter whether there are boys or girls in the local people's homes, or whether they like to move to new houses or repair ancestral temples,

In a word, every family will follow the custom of chandelier and light appreciation and hold a grand ceremony of making lanterns.

The ninth day of the first month is the birthday of the Jade Emperor, the highest god in the heaven. It is commonly known as "tiangongsheng"

The "heavenly Father" is the "Jade Emperor", which is called by Taoism as the "first emperor". It is the highest god in the universe. On his birthday, people will hold a ceremony to celebrate. From midnight snack to 4:00 in the morning, you can hear the continuous firecrackers. The ceremony of worshiping the heavenly father is quite grand. The altar is set under the main hall heavenly Father stove. Generally, the long bench or low stool is used to place gold paper first and then stack the eight immortals table as the "top table". The table is surrounded by auspicious patterns in front of the table, and the "next table" is set at the back.

The top table is dedicated to the Throne made of colored paper (symbolizing the throne of the heavenly father). In the front center is the censer, in front of which there are three bunches of red paper noodles and three cups of green tea. Beside the stove is the candlestick. Then there are five fruits (orange, orange, apple, banana, sugarcane and other fruits), six rooms (golden needle, wood ear, mushroom, cabbage heart, Wandou, mung bean, etc.) to sacrifice to the Jade Emperor. Next table is dedicated to five animals (chicken, duck, fish, egg Pork or pork tripe, pork liver, sweet material (raw kernel, rice date, cake Baby, etc.), red turtle (like turtle shape, dyed red outside, with turtle shell seal, to symbolize the longevity of human beings), etc. are sacrificed to the obedience God of the Jade Emperor.

Before worshiping the heavenly Father, the whole family had to fast and bathe. On the ninth day of the lunar new year, it was forbidden for the family to dry clothes, especially pants, underwear or garbage cans, to show respect for the Jade Emperor. If the sacrifice was to use livestock, it must use cocks instead of hens. If you want to fulfill your wish, you must use the whole pig or the whole sheep. Some devout families think that it is not enough to worship at home, and they will rush to Tiangong temples all over the country all night, such as the temple of heaven on Zhongyi road in Tainan, the temple of heaven in Kaohsiung, and the Muzha guide palace. Every year, on the eighth day of the Lunar New year, the lights are bright and lively.


There is also a ceremony of "an Taisui" on the day of Tiangong's birth. Those who violate Taisui can go to the temple, write down their names and years, and add some sesame oil money. The temple will be responsible for the worship.

There is another way for an Taisui: at the beginning of the year, he used the rice tube that is usually filled with rice to enclose the red sheet as the stove, and wrote "here is the Taisui Star King". Then he could be consecrated every day.

Bai customs in Yunnan

The ninth day of the Lunar New Year is men's day. Men rest.

On the ninth day of the lunar new year, the folk custom is Tiangong's birthday. On the ninth day of the Lunar New Year is the birthday of Tiangong, a folk custom. Many believers in Hsinchu City come to worship the Jade Emperor. With a history of more than 200 years, they wish Tiangong a happy birthday and pray for good weather, safety and health in the new year.