There are many customs in Lantern Festival: lanterns set off fireworks across the bridge to touch nails and walk away from all diseases.

  BEIJING, Beijing, February 11th (Shangguan Yun) "Lantern Festival on the 15th day of the first month", solve riddles on the lanterns, watching the lion dance & HELIP; … Up to now, the traditional Lantern Festival still has many lively and interesting customs. Gao Wei, secretary-general of Beijing Folklore Society, told the reporter of Zhongxin. com (WeChat WeChat official account: cns2012) that eating Yuanxiao, watching lanterns and setting off fireworks are the main customs of Lantern Festival, and there are also some entertainment performances of dragon and lion dances. In addition, according to the reporter’s understanding, there is also a custom of "walking away from all diseases" in the Lantern Festival, hoping for health and safety in the coming year. Some women will dress up in costumes, walk out of the house together, cross the bridge to tide over the danger, and beg for children.

  Lantern Festival Lantern Festival: The image on the lantern can be changed, and the ice lantern is crystal clear.

  Lantern Festival is also called "Shangyuan Festival". Besides, there are many nicknames, such as Spring Lantern Festival and Lantern Festival, which took shape in the Qin Dynasty more than 2,000 years ago. With the development of history, the activities of the Lantern Festival have been expanding, and the festival period has also expanded from one day in the Han Dynasty to ten days in the Ming Dynasty. At that time, the season has been connected with the Spring Festival, and the daytime is the city, and the lights are lit and fireworks are set off at night, which is very lively.

  Lantern Festival is a traditional custom. There are different styles of lanterns, some of which are image lamps made by imitating the modeling of all things, and some are vivid goldfish lamps, dragon lamps and tiger lamps … … To name a few. Sometimes, skilled craftsmen will paint folk stories and legends on all kinds of lanterns, such as Cowherd and Weaver Girl and Twenty-four Filial Piety, which adds a lot of interest.

  Because of the different lighting periods, the first day of lighting is called "trial lighting", the fifteenth day of the first month is called "positive lighting", and the last day is called "residual lighting" and "stop lighting". During the Song Dynasty, solve riddles on the lanterns, also known as the "Lantern Tiger", usually put various riddles on lanterns, and people who guessed it often got a small reward, while scholars drank, wrote poems and answered correctly.

  "Lantern Festival lanterns are particularly well sealed ‘ Angry storm lantern ’ , there are also ‘ Lantern ’ The heat flow generated by the candle in the lamp drives the wheel shaft to rotate, and the images on several surfaces of the lantern can be constantly changed. " Gao Wei said that there were ice lanterns two or three meters high in ancient times, carved into warriors or other images, crystal clear and lifelike.

  There is a difference between Yuanxiao and Tangyuan: both boiled and fried are delicious.

  When it comes to the number one food on the fifteenth day of the first month, it must be Yuanxiao. Yuanxiao, also known as "Tangyuan", is similar in appearance, but slightly different in production techniques. Yuanxiao is "shaken": first, the stuffing is cut into squares of moderate size, and then the stuffing is soaked in water and put into a container shaped like a big sieve, which contains rice noodles. With the constant shaking, the stuffing stuck with Jiang rice flour eventually became a common Yuanxiao. The glutinous rice balls are mixed in advance, rolled into dough, and wrapped with stuffing like jiaozi.

  In recent years, the production of Yuanxiao has become increasingly refined. As far as dough is concerned, there are many types, such as Jiangmi noodles, sticky sorghum noodles and yellow wheat. The contents of fillings are also very rich, sweet, salty, vegetarian and everything. Sweet fillings include roses, sugar, assorted foods, bean paste, etc. People will also make five-spice Yuanxiao with mustard, garlic, leeks and ginger, which, according to homophonic terms, means hard work and long-term good meaning.

  How to eat Yuanxiao? Most people may say "cooking", but in fact, there are many methods such as steaming, frying and frying, which are equally delicious. On the day of the Lantern Festival, the family sat together and each person ate a bowl of Yuanxiao with soup, which was also enjoyable.

  "No matter which way it is made, this kind of food represents the wish of family reunion and harmony." Gao Wei said. (End)