Tomorrow is the second day of the lunar new year. For many married girls, most choose to go back to their parents' home on the second day of the lunar new year. On this day, there are many customs all over the country, some of them are the son-in-law who has to cook a good dish in person, some of them have to do some housework for the father-in-law. What customs do you have on the second day of the lunar new year?
Customs on the second day of the new year
On the second day of the first month
When the girl comes back home, if there is a nephew in the family, the aunt has to pay for it again, although she has already sent it to new year's Eve on the first day of the new year, but this time the meaning is different. Chaoshan people call this custom "eating sun and day". As the name suggests, it's just lunch. My daughter has to go back to her mother-in-law's house before dinner.
The return of the new daughter-in-law to her mother's house is called "return to the house", which was called "return to Ning" in ancient times. It has been said that "return to the house first" (three days after marriage), "return to the house second" (twelve days after marriage), "return to the house three" (full moon after marriage). There are three days for the head to return to the house, and 12 days for the head to return to the house or the full moon.
Head back to the house is usually not allowed to stay overnight at his mother's house. After lunch, he has to go back to his mother's house before cooking cigarettes. Second return to the house can stay for one or two days. Three return to the house can live for ten and a half days, as long as we have a good discussion with my husband's family. When returning to the house for the first two times, it is generally necessary to discuss in advance and take it back by the bride's brother. The third time back to the house, usually by the bride or accompanied by the bridegroom.
For the first time, the bridegroom paid a visit to his parents-in-law. He had to bring three sexual gifts. Parents in law want their son-in-law to eat sweet eggs (eggs) with no banquet. The son-in-law will return on the same day after the meal and leave his wife to live in his mother's house. He will pick up the bride on the appointed day or send her back by her brother. However, most of the present etiquette and customs are simplified. After the bridegroom greets the bride in person, he immediately returns to the house with the bride, and then goes out for a walk, and then returns to the new town. After marriage, he returns to his mother's home as usual.
The custom of "eating sweet eggs" originates from a beautiful story: in the past, an old woman named Li was married to Zhang Sheng by a matchmaker. After a few years of childbearing, my mother-in-law heard that her daughter and her husband had different opinions and lived apart for a long time, which was not a physical problem. In order to get her grandson as soon as possible, she tried to invite her son-in-law to come home and cook sweet eggs. Tell your son-in-law that sweet eggs are sweet and complete, and that when your family is sweet and complete, you will be happy, and when your husband and wife are sweet and complete, you will have children. The husband and wife respected each other since then. The next year he got a son, and his son-in-law happily went to his wife's home to congratulate him. Since then, later generations have followed suit by cooking sweet eggs to honor their new son-in-law.
On the second day of the first month
On the second day of the first month in the north, both commercial stores and ordinary families will hold a sacrifice to the God of wealth. Each family offered sacrifices to the God of wealth, who was brought in on New Year's Eve. In fact, it was the burning of the rough print. This day, we will eat wonton at noon, commonly known as Yuanbao soup. The sacrificial offerings were fish and mutton. On this day, the big businesses in old Beijing hold a large-scale sacrificial activities. They use five major offerings, namely, whole pig, whole sheep, whole chicken, whole duck, red live carp, and so on. They hope to make a big fortune this year.
There are different opinions on who the God of wealth is
Zhao Gongming, also known as Zhao Xuantan, was appointed by Zhang Tianshi to guard Xuantan. This man comes from the legend of the gods. Jiang Ziya named him the God of the true king of the golden dragon, the Ruyi dragon and the Huxuan altar. Zhao mingling, the word Gongming, the God of Xuanwu in Taoism, is commonly known as Zhao Yishi. This theory comes from the "three religions search God Daquan", the full name of the saint is: General Manager shangqingzhengyi Xuantan Flying Tiger Jinlun law enforcement Marshal Zhao.
Fan Li: during the spring and Autumn period, Gou Jian, king of Yue, helped him defeat the state of Wu. Later, he made a fortune in business and changed his name to Tao Zhugong. Later generations regarded him as the God of wealth.
Guan Yu: in the Three Kingdoms, Guan Yu is an all-around person. He attaches the most importance to righteousness. Later generations treat righteousness and profit equally and regard them as the God of wealth. In general, most of the businesses worshipped Guan Yu thought that he had a protective effect on them.
Among the above gods of wealth, Zhao gongtianshi is the true God of wealth, Fan Li is called the God of wealth of Wen and Guan Yu is called the God of wealth of Wu. In addition, there are those who worship the Taibai star, known as the king of wealth and silk. Because the white star is also called Venus, which is attached to the God of wealth. There are also those who call the God of wealth, the great sage of heaven, the boy of wealth.
Zhao Gongming is the majority of the people's offerings. The image of his printing is very powerful. He has a thick beard with black face, a helmet through his armor, and a whip in his hand. There are patterns such as a treasure basin, a big treasure and coral painted around him, which are set off to highlight the rich and luxurious effect.
Taboo on the second day of the new year
Avoid returning to the door as a single gift
On the second day of the first year of the new year, when a daughter returns to her mother's house, she is not allowed to return to her mother's house as a single gift.
Water has a god of water. The birthday of the God of water is on the first and second day of the first lunar month. Therefore, don't wash clothes these two days.
Don't take a nap in the daytime, or you will be lazy all year round. The implication is that there are many guests coming home to pay a new year's Eve visit during the Spring Festival. It's rude to take a nap.
Do not pour sewage, garbage, sweep the floor
Don't do the job of sweeping during the Spring Festival, because it's easy to sweep away the wealth of the family.