Culture, Uncategorized

Li Chun (No Spring year)

Lichun traditionally signifies the beginning of spring in East Asian cultures. Chinese New Year is celebrated around this time. Farmers often celebrate the beginning of Lichun with special village events, worship and offerings to the gods and ceremonies for a blissful and prosperous new year. In China, people eat chūnbǐng (春餅) on this day.
In the lunisolar calendar, New Year’s Day might be before or after Lichun. A year without Lichun is called 無春年 (no spring year). 無春年 is also known as 寡婦年 (widow year) in northern China or 盲年 (blind year) in southern China. Marriage is believed to be unlucky in a year without Lichun.
In the Republic of China, Lichun has been Farmer’s Day since 1941.

This taken from wikipedia about Asian cultures which I not very sure myself, lol but today is “Egg-rection” Day! according to the chinese where you can see the egg “stand”. My cousin just did that…:))

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