What's the meaning of Bailu in the 24 solar terms? It will be Bailu in another five days, so what are the customs of Bailu? Everyone should be familiar with the "Jianjia" in the book of songs, 'Jianjia is grey, Bailu is frost. The so-called Iraqi are on the water side. "Bailu" in the poem refers to Bailu in the 24 solar terms.
In the season of White Dew, the weather turns cool. The water vapor in the air often condenses into white dewdrops on plants and other objects at night, hence the name.
When the dew is white, the sun's yellow meridian is 165 degrees, which is around September 7 in the Gregorian calendar. At this time, the Yin Qi becomes heavier and the dew condenses into white, so it's called Bailu. Bailu is a typical autumn solar term. The weather is getting colder. The water vapor in the air often condenses into white dew on plants and other objects at night. As the saying goes, "after Bailu Festival, it's cold at night and hot at night" means that the temperature difference between day and night is very large.
What are the traditional customs of Bailu?
As the old saying goes: 'don't expose yourself to the White Dew solar terms, and remind me sooner or later. "It is intended to remind people that although it is mild in the daytime at this time, it is cold in the morning and evening, and it is easy to catch cold when playing red preserved fruits. It is generally believed that where it rains on the White Dew Festival, it is bitter. Therefore, there is an agricultural saying that "before White Dew is rain, after White Dew is ghost". The custom of Bailu solar term
There is a traditional saying in Fuzhou that "Bailu must eat longan". The folk meaning is that eating longan on Bailu day has a great effect on tonifying the body. Eating a longan on this day is equivalent to eating a chicken. It sounds like exaggeration. It's not so magical, but I believe there are some reasons. Because longan itself has many effects, such as tonifying qi and spleen, nourishing blood and calming nerves, moistening and beautifying skin, it can also treat anemia, insomnia, neurasthenia and many other diseases. Moreover, before Bailu, longan is big, with small kernel and sweet taste, so Bailu can't eat longan better. Whether it's a real tonic or not, it's a tonic, so people in Fuzhou are used to it traditional custom. Wenzhou and other places in Zhejiang Province have the custom of Bailu Festival.
People in Cangnan, Pingyang and other places gather ten kinds of white on this day (also known as "three kinds of white") to simmer black bone and white hair chicken (or duck), which is said to nourish the body and remove the wind (arthritis) after eating. This "ten kinds of white" is ten kinds of herbs with the word "white", such as hibiscus, white hair bitter, etc., to correspond with "White Dew" literally. Wencheng, people think Bailu can eat sweet potato and sweet potato silk all year round without stomach acid, so farmers used to eat sweet potato on Bailu Festival.
Bailu tea is very popular among the old Nanjing people. After the hot summer, Bailu tea is a good time for its growth. Bailu tea is not as fresh and tender as spring tea, not soaked, nor as dry and bitter as summer tea, but has a unique sweet and mellow fragrance, especially loved by old tea customers. The custom of Bailu solar term
Bailu rice wine there is a custom of brewing Bailu rice wine in the old Nanjing of Southern Jiangsu and Zhejiang. In the old days, Bailu rice wine was made by families in the rural areas of Jiangsu and Zhejiang every year to entertain guests. People often bring Bailu rice wine to the city. Bailu rice wine is brewed from glutinous rice, sorghum and other grains, which is slightly sweet, so it is called Bailu rice wine. Bailu season is also the day when people of Taihu Lake sacrifice Yu king.
Yu Wang is the legendary hero of water control Yu, and fishermen beside Taihu Lake call him "water Bodhisattva". On the eighth day of the first month, the Qingming Festival, the seventh day of the seventh day of the seventh month and the Bailu festival every year, there will be an incense festival for Yu king. Among them, Qingming Festival and Bailu spring and Autumn Festival are the largest, lasting for a week. At the same time, they also offered sacrifices to the God of land, the God of flowers, the silkworm flower girl, the door god, the God of house, and Jiang Taigong. During the activity, "fighting fishermen and murderers" is a play that must be performed. It places people's hope and yearning for a better life.