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Dragon Heads-raising Day

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Today is the 2nd day of the 2nd lunar month, Happy Dragon Heads-raising Day!

Many ppl will get their 1st haircut of the new year as a good luck charm and eat the pork head meat, spring pancake or popcorn, etc.

how abt u? If u like, u may also have a haircut~

 

 

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Reply Report huaren2323 2013-3-14 02:20
Learned something new today....Havent gone to have a haircut yet. Fujian people celebrates with Red round dumplings. I guess in the North it is all those goodies that started with &quot; Dragon...ears < dumpling Ziaozhi>, eyes< sweet round dumpling lloking like eyes..Longgan>, ect..yummy too..Maybe will change my dessert item today....Thank you for sharing.
Reply Report huaren2323 2013-3-14 02:22
By the way, please explain why the Pig's head?
Reply Report china.pm 2013-3-14 10:09
huaren2323: Learned something new today....Havent gone to have a haircut yet. Fujian people celebrates with Red round dumplings. I guess in the North it is all th ...
On the 2nd day of the 2nd lunar month—Dragon Heads-raising Day, lots of ppl will eat Pork head, especially ppl in north of China. Why? There have some different versions of reason:

1.According to the Chinese traditional custom, many ppl, especially ppl in countryside will kill the pig, and cook it for meal during the festival. After the Spring Festival and Lantern Festival, the Dragon Heads-raising Festival is the 3rd and the last Festival for them to celebrate, and meanwhile, the pork meat is almost eaten up, only left one head, they have to eat it on Dragon Heads-raising Day.

2.Before or after the Dragon Heads-raising Day, it is also the Insects Awaken Day, by the spring thunder, all things on earth rouses up from sleeping, all the animals and plants begin to raise their heads. Ppl needs the good beginning for the whole year and expect the favorable weather. The man who takes charge of rainfall is Dragon King, when he get up to the heavenly palace, ppl will make the best offering to him, and they choose the pork head.

3.Eating pork heads belongs to the old tradition in Chinese ancient times, it is said “Chinese r the descendants of Dragon , so we need  to celebrate dragon festival, and eating pork head will bring the good luck and great fortune."
Reply Report huaren2323 2013-3-14 11:47
OH..It does makes sense...because after you consume the yummy parts of the pig you have the head left...Raising the insects is such a wise reminder that insects plays a great part in agricuture for germinating the flowers and yield fruits or cereal...Hmm learning more day by day..The ancestral emperors knows how to send subtle message to his people...Thank you.. China.pm..
Reply Report china.pm 2013-3-15 09:30
huaren2323: OH..It does makes sense...because after you consume the yummy parts of the pig you have the head left...Raising the insects is such a wise reminder th ...
    my pleasure and thanx for ur support~~have a nice day!

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