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What's the festival on March 3 of the lunar calendar? What are the customs of March 3?

On March 3, the traditional festival of the Han nationality and many ethnic minorities is on the third day of the third lunar month. It was called Shangsi festival in ancient times. It is said that March 3 is the birthday of the Yellow Emperor. Since ancient times in China, it has been said that "February 2, when the dragon looks up, March 3, when the Xuanyuan is born". After the Wei and Jin Dynasties, Shangsi festival was changed to March 3, which was followed by the descendants. Then it became a festival for the Han nationality to drink and feast beside the water and for the spring outing in the countryside.

There is a custom of cooking eggs with shepherd's purse. On that day, there were activities such as Liubei, Liudong, liuzao, Qizi and dailiuquan, spring exploration, outing, eating Qingjing rice and shepherd's purse (chuanxincao) and song fair. On March 3, in addition to the sacrifice, the later Han nationality gradually developed into folk activities such as river side frolicking, meeting men and women, and planting willows and flowers. In Taiwan and Fujian, March 3 is the 'march Festival', 'picking rat and grass (koji) and combining rice flour to sacrifice them first. Some people will choose the Shangsi Festival on March 3 to sweep the tombs, which has the meaning of outing and removing the ominous.

Zhuang Nationality

More than March 3, they set up a song fair, set up a song studio, hold a song festival, and young men and women sing, touch eggs, throw embroidered balls, and talk about love. It's said that the festival was formed to commemorate the third sister Liu, the singer of Zhuang nationality, so it is also called the festival of singing immortals. Zhuang people come to visit tombs more than on March 3. They usually steam five colored glutinous rice on March 3.

Dong Nationality

More than the festival held firecrackers, bullfights, horse fights, duels, trampling on the hall and other activities, also known as the 'Fireworks Festival'.

Buyi Nationality

They kill pigs to sacrifice to the gods of society and mountains and eat yellow glutinous rice during the festival. They don't communicate with each other in three or four days. The Yao people take March 3 as the "dry bus Festival", which is a festival of collective fishing and hunting. They distribute the wild fish caught by households and share the joy of harvest. After that, they gather in the square, sing and dance, and celebrate the festival.

the She ethnic group

Take March 3 as millet's birthday. Everyone eats black rice.

Li Nationality

March 3 is called "funifu" to wish "Shanlan" (mountain and dry valley) and hunting a good harvest. It is also a day for young men and women to communicate freely. People call it "talk about love day". There is a beautiful legend about its origin.

Tujia Nationality

March 3 is Tujia's Valentine's day. On the day of March 3, the brothers and sisters of Tujia nationality got together to form a marriage with folk songs. Other ethnic groups, such as Shui, Miao, Mulao and Maonan, all have their own traditional festival customs of March 3.