How to have a holiday on March 3, 2018? How many days does Guangxi have a holiday on March 3? March 3 is an important festival for people in Guangxi. What are the customs and habits of March 3?
This year, people in Guangxi will have a little long holiday on March 3, which is longer than the previous years. That is to say, from April 18 to April 22, Guangxi's March 3 holiday lasts for five days. In these five days, you can not only revel in March 3, feel the customs and customs of March 3, but also travel in youth and do something you like.
How to have a holiday on March 3, 2018
March 3, 2018 time: Wednesday, April 18, 2018 (March 3, 1898 (year of dog)
During the period of March 3, 2018, all citizens in the autonomous region will have two days off, April 18 and 19 (that is, the third and fourth day of the third lunar month). On Friday, April 20 and Sunday, April 15 are off. On Sunday, April 15 is on duty. That is to say, from Wednesday, April 18 to Sunday, April 22, March 3, 2018, a total of 5 days.
What are the customs of March 3
1. The birthday of emperor Xuanyuan
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". Xuanyuan Yellow Emperor is regarded as the ancestor of Chinese culture and the common ancestor of Chinese descendants. According to historical records, Xinzheng City in Henan Province was called xiongguo in the period of the Yellow Emperor. There are more than 20 cultural relics of the Yellow Emperor. It is the place where the Yellow Emperor was born, started his own business and built his capital. In this area, Emperor Xuanyuan built virtue, raised troops, comforted all the people, and became the ruler of the whole world.
In order to commemorate the merits and virtues of the Yellow Emperor, posterity held various ancestor worship activities in the hometown of the Yellow Emperor on the third day of March every year. Especially in the spring and Autumn period, this folk activity was further carried forward by zhengguomingxiangzichan. On the third day of March, the activity of climbing Juci mountain (located in Xinzheng City, a relic of the Yellow Emperor's activity) to worship the Yellow Emperor Xuanyuan was initiated, and the folk custom continued.
2. Flat peach Conference
In the late Qing Dynasty, there is a seven character poem describing the grand occasion of the temple fair in that year: 'the spring of the first three months of March is growing, and the peach palace is burning incense; the wind is rising slightly along the river, and ten Zhang of the world of mortals is flying. 'it is said that the mother of the west king was the God of protection of a primitive tribe in the West. She has two magic weapons: one is to eat the elixir that can last forever, and the other is to eat the peach that can prolong her life. After the rise of Taoism, it is believed that the third day of the third lunar month is the day of the flat peach meeting of the queen mother of the West. The worship of the queen mother of the West prevails in China, but there are also customs of offering sacrifices to other gods and asking for sons in other places, such as Yangzhou to worship the real king of Sanmao, also known as the blind competition.
3. Taoist festival
The third day of the third lunar month is the birthday of Zhenwu emperor of Taoism. The full name of Zhenwu emperor is' Beizhen Naiwu Xuantian Emperor ', also known as Xuantian God, Xuanwu, Zhenwu Zhenjun. Born in Xuanyuan in ancient times, on March 3 of the Chinese calendar, he is the God in charge of military affairs and war in Taoism. On March 3, Taoist temples around the world will hold a grand Dharma meeting. On this day, Taoist believers will burn incense and pray in temples, or chant scriptures and pray at home. The inscription of Zhenwu, the top of Zhenwu mountain, gives a concise and artistic interpretation of the origin of Zhenwu emperor, the main Daoists of Zhenwu in China and the benevolent heart of Zhenwu in saving the disaster of the army. It explains the reason and significance of people's commemoration of Zhenwu emperor on March 3.