Why must have a haircut before off-year?
Yesterday a friend told me about the off-year, I was very surprised, shouldn’t the off-year be the day before yesterday?She said that the 24th day of the twelfth lunar month is off-year. I said that I had heard for the first time that the 24th day of the twelfth lunar month is off-year. It has always been the 23rd day.Later I came to understand that the southerner’s xiao Nian is the 24th and the northerner is the 23rd. Everyone thinks their own day is authentic, so I could not help but do some research on the origin of xiao Nian.The origin of off-year off-year is actually the kitchen god worship days, although the kitchen god is smoky, when young is a handsome niche, handsome boy all love, god has a beautiful wife and a happy family, who knows what the legend says that, after married, start the racket, lazy, and at last his wife left him, he also go out for dinner.The kitchen God, who begged along the street, went to his ex-wife’s house, so he was so ashamed that he dived into the kitchen and was burned alive.When the Jade Emperor heard of this, he thought he had the heart of repentance and decided to give him a chance to take charge of the kitchen and be named the God of the Kitchen. From then on, the kitchen of the people was under his control, and he needed to report the sufferings and good and evil of the people to heaven every year in the twelfth lunar month.From then on, the common people began to worship the Kitchen God, and the day was named xiao Nian.Which day is the year after all since it is a settled day, how can there be the south and the north are not on the same day?In fact, there is also a folk saying called “official three people four boats five”, the official are on the 23rd of the 12th month of the lunar New Year, while the people are on the 24th of the 12th month of the lunar New Year, the boat along the lake is on the 25th of the 12th month of the lunar New Year.Ancient capital are all in the north, so northerners are also with the official day, and the south still retains the customs of the people, the boatman has gradually been assimilated by the south and the North, to the final formation of the north on the 23rd day of the twelfth lunar month, and the north on the 24th day of the twelfth lunar month.We also do not need to discuss where the year is more authentic, the festival itself is created by the people, as long as the implication is reasonable, it is reasonable.Xiao Nian does not cut hair square uncle this is a very vicious argument, but spread so far, said that before xiao Nian must cut hair, otherwise “square uncle”, the author is also by this custom to small pit to big.In particular, when I was young, I had to cut my hair no matter how short it was before the New Year, but after the New Year, I should not cut my hair no matter how long it was.Accurately said is not before the off-year must cut hair, but from a small year to the end of the first month can not cut hair, since more than a month can not cut hair, that before the off-year must be cut hair.I followed the custom for 30 years, and finally I broke it in the last two years, because it was too inconvenient. When I was a student, I was busy and busy at work, and my time was limited, so I didn’t care about so much. To my relief, my uncle’s body was not affected, on the contrary, he became stronger and stronger.In fact, I know this thing is nonsense, but we can not overcome this old man, since we want to break this rumor, it must study its source.”Death uncle” is “thinking of the old” this custom in ancient times is never, because ancient people almost do not cut hair, the so-called “body hair and skin by the parents”.It was not until the Qing Dynasty that hair was cut, so it is easy to confirm that the custom did not appear until the Qing soldiers entered the pass.In fact, after the Qing soldiers entered the pass, the Qing government adopted the policy of “leaving hair and no hair” in order to rule the people. For a time, no matter how hard a man is, he could not do anything about it. After all, life is more important than anything else.At this time the folk began to spread a saying, that is, during the year to the first month can not cut hair, otherwise the death of uncle, this statement is the barber spread, specific from where, unknown, in short, the folk in order to delay the time to cut hair, are very tacit response to the call..