“The thirteenth day of the first month”, finally to “lamp birthday”, come and see!
Today is the 13th day of the first lunar month, is China’s traditional festival “lamp birthday”.On this day, people have to light a lamp under the kitchen stove, known as “lighting the kitchen lamp”.Why is it called “lamp holder birthday”?This is because the Lantern Festival on the 15th day of the first month is coming, and every family tries to light the lamps and lanterns already made, so it is called “lantern holder birthday”.Generally speaking, from the thirteenth of the first month to try the lamp, until the eighteenth of the first month to fall the lamp, there is a folk “thirteen, fourteen gods see the lamp, fifteen, sixteen people see the lamp, seventeen, eighteen ghosts see the lamp” said.It is said that this custom began in the Southern Song Dynasty, there is such a record that “please put yuanxiao in advance, from the 13th, lane, bridge and road, all woven bamboo lanterns.”What are the customs of the 13th day of the first lunar month?What are the customs on the thirteenth day of the first lunar month?On the 13th day of the first lunar month, many areas began to roll the dragon lanterns, which is said to have a history of more than one hundred years.”Rolling dragon lantern” is also called rolling dragon and wheel lantern. The dragon lantern is made of paper and bamboo. The rolling lantern can be lifted and combined with the dragon lantern and the dragon dance performance group, the whole activity is very wonderful.At night, the dragon dance performance began, I saw the dragon dance team up and down through, hovering around.The street is covered with all kinds of lights, there are rolling dragon, flower blue lights, story lights, lantern, fish lights, lion lights, rabbit lights, butterfly lights and so on.Activities until the night before the lights, and the whole activity until the end of the 16th lantern.People begin to put up lanterns on the 13th day of the first lunar month for the 15th day of the Lantern Festival.When the lights are tied up, they are very beautiful and colorful. At night, when they are lit, they will have a look at the effect.Scattered lanterns on the 13th day of the first month, also called scattered lanterns, what is the lantern?So-called “lamp flower”, when the wick that lights a lamp is burned, the top can form the lamp flower like flower shape.The lights are all kinds of strange.On the night of the 13th lunar month, people add a little sesame oil to the lamp before the “loose lantern”, and then set the lamp burning lamp in and outside the home, at the door and so on.On the 13th night of the first month, the whole family should eat yuanxiao, which represents “reunion and reunion”.Adults eat yuanxiao, but also hurry to try the lamp light.While the children at home went to the street to see others light lanterns.There is also a custom in the northwest, people in the 13th day of the first month, to worship Guan Gong.Because the 13th day of the first month is The birthday of Guan Gong, many Guandi Temple will have a lot of people come to guandi Temple to burn incense to repay their wishes.Of course, there are also some people in their own home at the door set up offerings, firecrackers, fireworks, to welcome the emperor guan home, but also to pray for Guan Gong incense.On the thirteenth day of the first month, in the rural areas of Jiaodong Peninsula in China, it is popular to do the custom of “holy worms”.”Holy worms” is a pasta that people like very much.The word “saint” of the holy worm has the same pronunciation with “sheng” and “sheng” to indicate that there is not enough food to eat in the coming year, but there is surplus, and the happy life is rising step by step.People do all kinds of holy worms, what snakes, hedgehogs, dragons, tigers, snakes, and so on, some also use bright colors to point stroke is beautiful.In the south, it is said that the 13th day of the first lunar month is the birthday of the sea Dragon King. On that day, fishermen along the coast will hold various activities of offering sacrifices to the sea.People set up an altar, put on the pig’s head, carp, steamed bread and other offerings.Then, they burn incense and pray, offer sacrifices to the sea, and set off firecrackers.Fishermen use this method to wish good weather and happiness in the year.What are the taboos on the thirteenth day of the first lunar month?It is said that the 13th day of the first lunar month is the most taboo day.Originally, yan king is hell yan jun, in charge of the people with the power of life, old age, illness and death.Yan, who had 13 sons, often said that even if one of his sons died every month, the whole year would not be over.When the Jade Emperor heard this, he wanted to punish him.Beginning in February, one of the king’s sons died every twenty-eight days.It was not until the 13th month of the following year that the king’s thirteenth son died.In this way, the king avoided the thirteenth day of the first lunar month.1, avoid travel.During the Spring Festival, we can visit relatives and friends, but it is best not to go out on the 13th day of the first month.Said above, this day is the day that hades taboo, go out unlucky, also have no good thing.We don’t go out here.Of course, mainly refers to the meaning of a long journey.On the 13th day of the first lunar month, “Lantern Festival”, folk believes that this day is the birthday of lamp holders, many people will go out to watch the lighting of lanterns in the evening.But remember, go out to watch the lights, to do one is to go home early, not too late, two is home to go to bed early, can not go to bed late, three is to speak carefully, can not talk about ghosts and gods at night.3. Avoid breaking things.In the past, people thought it was not advisable to break things during the Spring Festival, otherwise everything would be unlucky.Therefore, the 13th of the first month is the same, it is best not to break things at home.Of course, really do not pay attention to broken there are ways to make up for it, quickly with red paper to break things wrapped up, mouth said: “old (broken) to () good, good, peace”, it is ok.Taboo quarrel on the 13th day of the first month, people should pay attention to their words and deeds, remember not to swear, do not fight, quarrel with others.If you encounter others who exhibit these behaviors, try to persuade them in kind words.