The season of the year lies in spring. Winter goes to spring, and the weather gets warmer. But the climate is also the most unstable season. If you wear single clothes today, you may have to wear cotton padded clothes tomorrow. The cold current of some time ago makes many people blame God again. It even snows in spring, and the temperature drops sharply, just like winter. This is spring, as the ancients said, but in spring, the cotton padded jacket and lint do not dare to take off. In fact, it means that the climate in spring is unstable, with frequent alternations of cold and hot.
Now spring is coming to an end. April 20 is the cereal rain solar term, which is the last solar term in spring. After the cereal rain, we will enter summer. The real hot weather beckons to us again. The cereal rain is a very important solar term, which has the function of connecting the preceding and the following. After the cereal rain, everything recovers. The farmers will start to be busy, and most of the crops can be planted Therefore, Guyu has the nickname of random planting, that is to say, you can plant anything you want after Guyu.
Valley rain is a solar term reflecting the natural precipitation in northern China. “Qunfang Pu” says: “fifteen days after the Qingming Festival, the rain is the combination of heaven and earth, and the valley is born from the rain.” “In the middle of March, after the rain, the earth paste pulsates, and now it rains, and its valley is in the water. Rain is the sound of going away, like rain in my field. It’s time for gaigu to sow from top to bottom. ” “When the rain comes, the five grains and a hundred fruits come.” “Rain produces hundreds of valleys” reflects the agroclimatic significance of “Valley rain”. At this time, precipitation increased significantly, which promoted the growth and development of cereal crops.
In ancient times, Guyu was divided into three periods: the first was when the Ping began to grow; the second was when the dove blew its feathers; the third was when Dai Sheng fell on the mulberry. After the rain, duckweed began to grow, and cuckoos reminded people to plant. Then, a kind of bird with brown red or sand pink crowns appeared on mulberry trees, that is, Desheng bird.
Every important solar term, there are a lot of folk customs and customs, so the grain rain solar term to your people’s agricultural life is closely linked, so this season what are the customs and customs?
There are different customs in different places. In Linfen area of Shanxi Province in the north of China, on a rainy day, Zhang Tianshi’s talisman was painted and pasted on the front door, which is called “ban scorpion”. Shanxi Fengxiang wooden ban scorpion Charm: “Gu Yu in March, scorpion show off their prestige. The chicken has a mouth, and the poisonous insects turn into water. ” In the middle of the picture, the male is carrying insects, and under his claws is a big scorpion. Northern women have the custom of “walking in the valley rain”, or visiting relatives and friends, or going around in the wild. Fishermen along the coast of Shandong Province prayed for the blessing of the sea god, held a grand “sacrifice to the sea” activity, toasted the goddess of the sea, and then set sail out to fish.
In some places, it is a good time to pick tea before and after Guyu. Guyu tea is also called Yuqian tea and Erchun tea. During the rainy season, the rainfall is abundant. The tea buds and leaves are plump and green, rich in vitamins and amino acids, with fresh taste and pleasant aroma.
In the rainy season, there is the custom of eating Toona sinensis in the north. Before and after the valley rain is the time when Chinese toon is on the market. At this time, Chinese toon is mellow and refreshing, with high nutritional value. There is an old saying: “before the rain, Chinese toon buds are tender, but after the rain, Chinese toon buds grow into wood.”
There is a saying in the south of the Yangtze River: “the peony in the three dynasties of Guyu.” Three days after the rain, peony is in full bloom, the best time to watch peony. Therefore, peony is also known as “Valley rain flower”. Thousands of years of cultural heritage, making the “Valley rain season peony appreciation” has become a common practice.
In the northwest, in the old days, people called the river water of Guyu “peach blossom water”. It is said that taking a bath with it can eliminate disasters and avoid disasters. People celebrate the festival with “peach blossom water” bath, shooting, dancing and other activities.
Many modern folk customs are gradually diluted. Few of the new generation of young people have been to these solar terms customs, but this is the cultural heritage of the Chinese nation for thousands of years. We should inherit these folk customs, not abandon them. My friends, what are the interesting folk customs in your hometown during the rainy season? Welcome to the discussion area below.