When is Xiaoman in 2019? After the beginning of summer, we will soon usher in Xiaoman solar term. The so-called Xiaoman means that the wheat begins to mature and full, that is to say, after Xiaoman, we will slowly usher in the harvest season. So, when will this season come? What's the origin and legend of Xiaoman solar term?
Deadline: Tuesday, May 21, 2019 (April 17, year of the pig)
Xiaoman solar term: May 21, 2019 15:59:01
Formula: [y * D + C] - L
Formula interpretation: y = the last two years, d = 0.2422, l = leap years, 21st century C = 21.04, 20th century = 21.86.
For example: Xiaoman date in 2088 = [88 & times; 0.2422 + 21.04] - [88 / 4] = 42-22 = 20, Xiaoman date in May 20-21.
Exception: calculation results in 2008 plus 1 day.
Xiaoman is one of the 24 solar terms, the second solar term in summer. It means that the grain filling of summer crops is full, but it is not mature, just small full, not big full. When the sun reaches 60 & deg; of Huangjing on May 21 or 22 every year, it is a little full.
The origin and legend of Xiaoman solar term
Once upon a time, there was a family with only father and daughter. My daughter is not only beautiful, but also very smart. On this day, my father had something to do to go far away, leaving his daughter and a white horse. The horse is very strong. It runs thousands of miles a day, as fast as the wind. What's more, the horse is very familiar with human nature. It understands human words. Everyone said that this is a 'Magic Horse'.
When the father went out, he told his daughter to feed and take good care of the horse. He would come back soon. After his father left, this horse was the only one left in the family to accompany his daughter. Whenever she felt lonely, she talked to the horse. Although the horse can't speak, it nods and shakes its tail to show its intimacy. Day by day passed, but my father never came back. The daughter missed her father very much and worried about what happened to him.
One day, she said to the horse half seriously and half jokingly: 'ma'er, do you understand me? If you can go and get my father back, I will marry you as my wife. "But as soon as the girl's voice fell, the horse ran away and disappeared. It turned out that my father was ill in the distance, and he was worried about how to go back. But suddenly he found that his horse came running, and he was very surprised. The father was eager to think about his daughter, so he stepped on his horse and rode home.
When I got home, my father and daughter were very happy when they got together. My father felt that this horse had made a great contribution, so he specially added grass and ingredients and carefully fed it. But to my father's surprise, the horse refused to eat a mouthful of fine grass. Whenever he saw his daughter coming in and out, the horse would not only make a long whine, but also jump and make a sound of joy or anger. The father secretly asked his daughter what was the matter. So the daughter told her father what she had said to the horse.
After hearing this, the father felt very uneasy. After thinking for a while, he told his daughter in a low voice: 'remember, this matter must not be publicized. If people know that I married my daughter to a horse, what would it be like? You don't go out of the house or go to the horse for the time being. "The next day, my father put a crossbow around the stable and shot the horse to death when he was not on guard. Then he peeled the horse and hung it on a big stone in the courtyard.
One day, my daughter was playing in the yard with her neighbor. When she saw the horse skin on the stone, she was very upset. She reached out and stroked the mane on the horse skin. At this time, an accident happened. The horse's skin suddenly lifted and swept her away like a gust of wind. The girls on one side were frightened and rushed to tell her father. When my father came, my daughter and the horse skin on the stone had disappeared.
It turned out that the god horse skin swept away the lovely girl and flew straight to the southwest. In the far southwest, there is a place called big heel, where it is a deserted wilderness with mulberry trees all over the mountains. But when she got there, the girl in horse skin lost her original shape and became a silkworm in the shape of a horse's head. She ate nothing else but mulberry leaves. Later, she became the master of the mulberry forest, and the emperor of heaven made her silkworm God.
In the face of this encounter, the girl has unspeakable hardships. She is thinking of her hometown day and night, her father and girlfriend. Whenever this time, she will continue to spit out filament from her mouth, reposing her endless yearning. Every spring, you can see a beautiful young woman kneeling on the branches of a mulberry tree, spitting out white and bright filaments in her mouth. She is affectionately known as the goddess of silkworm.
It is said that the silkworm goddess girl was born on the day of Xiaoman, so there is a custom of silkworm sacrifice in this solar term.