Legend and Reasons of the Dragon's Head Raising on February 2nd and Hair Cutting
"February 2, the ancient neutralization Festival is also. Nowadays people call for the dragon to rise. It is called Dragon Scale Cake by solar eclipse cake, and Dragon Beard Noodle by noodles eater. Stop needling in the boudoir, said the dinosaur. ———— Yan Jing Sui Ji
"On February 2, every village donated money to give its life, which is called"Fulongtou". When water is injected into a suction well, it is said to be a "leading tap". ———— Comrade Da Tong Fu Zhi
The Dragon Head Festival, commonly known as the Qinglong Festival, is a traditional festival in the countryside of China. It is called the Dragon Head Festival. As the saying goes, "On February 2nd, the Dragon raises its head, and small households farm cattle." At this time, Yang Qi rebounded, the earth thawed, spring tillage will begin, it is the time to transport manure for cultivation.
Legend has it that this festival originated in the period of Fuxi, the first of the three emperors. Fuxi's "heavy farming mulberry, farming", every February 2 this day, "the Empress delivers rice, imperial driving parent farming", self-care one mu and three parts of the land. Later, Emperor Huang, Tang Yao, Yu Shun and Xia Yu followed the example of their predecessors. By King Wu of Zhou Dynasty, he not only followed this traditional practice, but also took it as an important national policy. On the second day of February, a major ceremony was held to let all the civil and military officials cultivate one mu and three parts of the land. This is the historical legend of the Dragon Head Festival. Another said that Wu Zetian abolished Tang and Li Zhou Dynasty and called him Emperor, which made the Jade Emperor angry and ordered the Dragon King not to rain for three years. The Dragon King couldn't bear the charcoal of life, and sneaked down a heavy rain. When the Jade Emperor learned that he beat the Dragon King out of the Heaven Palace and pressed him under the mountains, the people of Li felt that the Dragon King had rained deeply and prayed to the Heaven every day. Finally, he moved the Jade Emperor and released the Dragon King on the second day of February. In fact, in the past, rural water conservancy conditions were poor. Farmers attached great importance to spring rain and celebrated "Dragon Head Festival" to honor the dragon and pray for rain, so that God bless the harvest. From their wishes, it is good, so "Dragon Head Festival" has been spread to this day.
Why do haircuts fold?
Lunar February 2 is the traditional Spring Dragon Festival. There is the saying that the Dragon rises on February 2. There has been a custom of haircut to get rid of the old. It is said that a haircut on this day can bring good luck for a year. Because of the popular belief that "uncle does not shave his head in the first month, so many people do not go to the barber's shop for a month after the haircut in December, until February 2" to lift the ban. However, this folk taboo has gradually faded in recent years .
The term "February 2" is prevalent in most parts of the country. On this day, there has been a folk saying that "haircut goes to the old". Hair cut for children is called "shaving happy head". When the Dragon rises, it will help children grow up healthily and grow up to be outstanding. Adults haircut is called "shaving faucet". We hope to bring good luck by saying good-bye to the old and welcoming the new. As a folk proverb goes, "On February 2nd, the Dragon raises his head and the children and adults shave their heads."
On February 2, shaving spread to today for more than 300 years. Since the entry of the Qing Army into the Customs in 1644, all men were required to keep the sand pot head. There was no hair around it, and a braid in the middle. Before the Ming Dynasty, like children under the age of eighteen, they could have their hair cut. Generally, when they had their hair cut, they were bare and bare, and nothing lasted long. When they were over eighteen years old and had a weak crown, they could never have their hair cut until they died, because they could not have their skin cut and accept it. Parents. So all the hair on the head of the men of the Han nationality should be kept, which is also braided and coiled up. Therefore, the men of the Han nationality do not have a haircut, but after the Qing soldiers entered the customs, they forced a haircut, so the common people have such an agreement. Nobody has a haircut in the first month, and uncle shaves his head in the first month. In fact, it is called "nostalgia", so it is called "nostalgia in the first month of shaving", and later the common people are called "dead uncle".