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What are the Customs at the beginning of winter? Lidong is the best way to eat

In the traditional 24 solar terms, Lidong is the 19th solar term. November 7, 'the beginning of winter is still ten days, and the clothes are not filled with cotton.' the beginning of winter is the end of the Spring Festival and the beginning of the month of Hai, usually on November 7 or 8 every year. According to folklore experts, at that time, farmers would sacrifice to the God of earth and pray for a good harvest next year. People also eat dumplings and hold some banquets.

"Lidong" means the ancient sacrifice to the God of earth begins in winter

In the traditional 24 solar terms, Lidong is the 19th solar term. After that, the sunshine time will continue to shorten and the height of the sun will continue to decrease at noon. The ancient book "moon order 72 Hou Ji Jie" describes as follows: 'in winter, everything will be collected eventually. 'it indicates that the beginning of winter means that all things return to avoid the cold.

In ancient times, Lidong was a very important solar term. "The spring and Autumn period of Lu family & middot; Yudong": 'it is the moon, so it can make winter. On the third day of the first winter, the prince of taishiye said, & lsquo; one day, Sheng De was in the water. &"The son of heaven is the fast. On the day of the beginning of winter, the son of heaven led three gongs and nine officials to welcome the winter in the northern suburb. To return is to reward the dead and to forgive the lonely. '

Gao Wei, a folklore expert, also said that the ancient emperor would lead a group of officials to welcome the "winter God". And there is a system of giving all the officials winter clothes and caring for the lonely and widowed. 'the beginning of winter means the transition from autumn to winter, so it is very valued by the ancients'.

In the folk, we will have a proper rest on the first day of winter. Gao Wei said that in some places, farmers also hold rituals to offer sacrifices to the God of the earth as a token of gratitude, and pray for a good harvest in the coming year.

What are the ways to eat dumplings and stewed mutton?

After the beginning of winter, the cold air in the North frequently blows to the south, which may lead to cold wave weather accompanied by rain and snow. As the saying goes, "start winter to fill the winter, fill the mouth empty". In order to resist the cold winter, the folk gradually formed the custom of "start winter to fill the mouth".

Gao Wei said that at this time, agricultural activities are basically over, and people are relatively idle, and they are also suitable for making some delicious food. It's just that there are different products in the north and south, and the specific diet is also different.

In the north, dumplings are often eaten in the beginning of winter. There are various fillings, such as cabbage, eggplant and so on. Some people will make filling with Japanese melon bought in advance, which tastes different from Chinese cabbage and summer. It's also delicious to eat with vinegar and garlic.

In the south, people don't like dumplings so much. In the beginning of winter, we often choose to eat some chicken, duck and fish. Stewed mutton with radish, ginger duck, sweet and sour fish and other dishes are good choices for tonic. In addition, low temperature can inhibit the growth of microorganisms, and it is suitable for wine making in the cold winter. Therefore, Shaoxing yellow rice wine is brewed in the cold winter.

Gao Wei said that it was very cold after the beginning of winter. In the past, people had the custom of offering sacrifices to ancestors and feasting on the solar terms to show their gratitude to their ancestors.