The Mid-Autumn festival is a folk traditional festival of the han and ethnic minorities. As early as three generations, our country had the custom of "autumn twilight". On the eve of the moon, worship the moon.
In the zhou dynasty, every autumn night must be held to greet the cold and the moon. In the tang dynasty, the Mid-Autumn festival, the playing month was very popular. In the southern song dynasty, folk cakes were donated to each other, and the meaning of reunion was taken. In the evening, there were activities such as the moon and the lake. Since the Ming and qing dynasties, the custom of the Mid-Autumn festival has become more prevalent, and many places have been formed by the burning of incense, the Mid-Autumn festival, the dot tower lamp, the sky light and the moon. Special customs such as dance dragon.
Today, the custom of visiting the moon is very little. But feasting is still popular.
In ancient times, there were worship and worship activities. The big incense case, put on moon cake, watermelon, apple, pear, grape and other offerings, among them moon cake and watermelon is absolutely cannot little. Watermelon is cut into a lotus shape, under the month, will be the moon gods in the place of the moon, red candle high fuel, the whole family, in turn, worship the moon, and then cut by take charge of housewife reunion moon cakes, cutting, good family in advance how many people can cut more nor less.
Mooncakes are in contact with the Mid-Autumn festival in the Ming dynasty. With relevant information, said at the time, there was a Beijing city with fruit fillings of moon cakes, and people in the Mid-Autumn festival this day make moon cakes, for themselves and to their relatives and friends, to express their reunion and congratulations. At that time, the size and shape of mooncakes were very irregular, very different, and its name was special. Medium in county area in Shanxi Province in the Mid-Autumn festival this day, for example, the local people have family sat broken reunion moon cake made the custom of the tricks and more interesting, crescent moon cakes, such as one male of consumption has a gourd is limited to a woman to enjoy moon cakes, and especially for kids "Monkey King", "Lord rabbit" moon cakes, and so on. There are so many different names.
There are many customs and different forms of the Mid-Autumn festival, but they all rely on people's boundless love for life and the yearning for a better life.
The traditional custom of the Dragon Boat Festival is to eat zongzi. Therefore, our family has a veritable dumpling - my mother. So every year, during the Dragon Boat Festival, our whole family can eat many zongzi. My mother used to say: make zongzi most fragrant with reed leaves. So she wrapped rice dumplings with reed leaves. Before making zongzi, she prepared herself: she boiled the reed leaves in the water, washed the prepared glutinous rice and dates, and prepared the work. When the reed leaves were cold, she began to make zongzi. Her first three leaves, put the two leaf dish, put a slice of their, caught in the middle of the three leaf roll into a round pheasant body appearance, glutinous rice, put on the inside, between a few dates, finally the leaves tied up with lines, a rice dumplings wrapped. She was so fat and fat that she was like a big old Buddha sleeping. After she has wrapped the dumplings, put them in a pressure cooker for 40 minutes, and then put them in for another three or four hours, so that when they taste, they can eat them! Although the raw materials of my mother's dumplings are extremely simple, the dumplings made out are fragrant. If you smell the smell, it will stir up your appetite. As long as there is a zongzi in front of your table, you will eat it. Therefore, whenever I eat zongzi, I always eat a lot of food, probably because the dumplings are too much my taste! When it comes to my taste, I don't know what my mother zongzi "secret", each package dumplings is always delicious, appetite, make the person admire Christmas is about to drip, had to eat a lot.
In addition to eating zongzi, the Dragon Boat Festival is also a Dragon Boat Festival.
I most like to see is the condition of dragon boat racing, dozens of sailor hand paddles, run out whole body with the hand to paddle, high water gesture gas drum roll, hard knocks the regular drum up a bit. "Come on, come on! At the edge of the field, the cheerleaders were enthusiastic, cheering, Shouting and cheering, and the sailors were forced to row harder. The spectacle of the dragon boat race is so spectacular and fierce that it can be said to be unique. It is the traditional symbol of Dragon Boat Festival.
Eating zongzi and racing dragon boat RACES, these two traditional customs, together weaves a hot and noisy Dragon Boat Festival.
Paper cutting is the folk art soul treasure of China, is a folk art of a strange flower, look at let the person envied, tut tut praise. The content of paper-cut contains thick life breath. Birds, worms, fish, animals, plants and trees, pavilions. The familiar and loving nature of the landscape has become a pattern of paper-cutting. Every festival or wedding ceremony, people would like to cut some "fu", "xi", "shou", and so on the window, the door to celebrate.
Paper-cut artists have the zodiac to be lifelike and lifelike. Even the foreigners marveled, and gave a thumbs up to praise. The Chinese zodiac has been printed in stamps and sent to all parts of the world to bring people around the world to understand the paper-cutting culture of China's great spirit.
For example: the mice of the zodiac paper-cut. Its head is round; A sharp nose; There was a lot of beard; Body is like a big melon seed; Its tail is curved, much like the "S" in English; Eyes black and small, like little black beans; Hand and foot like a point in calligraphy; Two ears pricked up, straight, as if they were afraid that someone might find it to be stolen from the table.
Folk art paper cutting, it shows the brilliance and brilliance of Chinese traditional culture. It is a precious historical heritage of our country.