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How to take the Spring Festival holiday in 2019? Schedule of Spring Festival holiday in 2019

February 5 is the Spring Festival of this year. It seems that the Spring Festival holiday is very easy to get. However, it's a good time to have a holiday. It's sad to take a rest. In fact, seven days' holiday is only three days' holiday. Why do you say that? Because the rest is transferred out, see the explanation below.

Calendar of Spring Festival holiday in 2019

Spring Festival holiday

Spring Festival holiday in 2019: February 4 (New Year's Eve) - February 10 (7 days in total), of which, February 2 and 3 are weekends that need to be transferred to work, and to work normally on February 11.

Is new year's Eve a legal holiday? New Year's Eve, originally meant to "remove the year", refers to the end of the new year. "New Year's Eve" is the meaning of the year-end Eve, also known as the new year's Eve, new year's Eve, new year's Eve, etc., which is the last night of the lunar month (December) every year. To remove means to remove; Xi means night. New year's Eve is the day to say goodbye to the old and welcome the new, to reunite the family, and to offer sacrifices to the ancestors.

New year's Eve is often on the 29th or 30th of the lunar month, so it is also called the 30th of the lunar year. On the day of the Spring Festival, the people pay special attention to it. Every family is busy or cleaning the courtyards, putting out the old and putting on the new, putting on lights and decorations, welcoming the ancestors home for the Spring Festival, and worshiping them with New Year cakes and three animals.

The last day of 'year' is called 'year break', and that night is called 'New Year's Eve'. Since ancient times, new year's Eve has many customs, such as ancestor worship, holding the year's Eve, reunion dinner, pasting the new year's red, hanging lanterns and so on. Influenced by Chinese culture, new year's Eve is also a traditional festival for Chinese culture circle countries and overseas Chinese all over the world.

In 2007, new year's Eve officially became a legal holiday in China in accordance with the national holiday and Memorial Day holiday measures. In 2014, the new year's Eve was adjusted in accordance with the decision of the State Council on Amending the measures for national annual and Memorial Day holidays, and will no longer be regarded as a legal holiday in China.

The legend of the door god in the Spring Festival

Spring Festival door god

It is said that the custom of affixing spring couplets began about 1000 years ago in the post Shu period, which is evidenced by history. In addition, according to the book of jade candle and Yanjing chronicle, the original form of Spring Festival couplets is what people call "Taofu".

In ancient Chinese mythology, it is said that there is a world of ghost Kingdom, including a mountain, on which there is a big peach tree covering three thousand miles, and there is a golden chicken on the top of the tree. When the golden rooster crows in the morning, the ghosts wandering out at night will rush back to the ghost kingdom. The gate of ghost kingdom is located in the northeast of peach tree. There are two gods standing by the gate, named Shentu and Yulei. If the ghost does something harmful at night, Shentu and Yulei will immediately find it and catch it, tie it up with a rope made of awn reed, and send it to feed the tiger. Therefore, all the ghosts in the world are afraid of Shentu and Yulei. So the people carved them with mahogany and put them at their door to avoid evil and prevent harm. Later, people simply engraved the names of Shentu and Yulei on the mahogany board, believing that doing so can also suppress evil spirits and eliminate evil. This kind of peach board was later called "peach Rune".

In the Song Dynasty, people began to write couplets on the mahogany board, one is not missing the significance of mahogany to control evils, the other is to express their good wishes, and the third is to decorate the door to make it beautiful. In addition, couplets are written on red paper, which symbolizes happiness and auspiciousness. They are pasted on both sides of doors and windows during the Spring Festival to express people's good wishes for blessing in the coming year.

In order to pray for the family's longevity, people in some places still keep the habit of sticking door gods. It is said that two door gods are pasted on the gate, and all the demons and ghosts will be frightened. In the folk, the door god is the symbol of righteousness and force. The ancients believed that people with strange looks often have magical nature and extraordinary ability. They are honest and kind-hearted. It's their nature and responsibility to catch ghosts and capture them. Zhong Kui, the Celestial Master who catches ghosts, is such a strange appearance. Therefore, the folk door gods are always angry and ferocious, with all kinds of traditional weapons in their hands, ready to fight against the ghosts who dare to come. Because the door of our country's folk house is usually two opposite, so the door gods are always in pairs.

After the Tang Dynasty, in addition to the two generals of Shenpu and Yulei, Qin Shubao and Yuchi Gong were regarded as the door gods. According to legend, Emperor Taizong was ill. When he heard the call of ghosts outside, he was restless all night. So he asked the two generals to stand by the door with weapons and guard them. The next night, there was no more ghost harassment. Later, Emperor Taizong asked people to draw the images of the two generals and paste them on the door. This custom began to spread widely among the people.