The Lantern Festival is held on the fifteenth day of the first lunar month every year. The first month is the first month of the lunar calendar. The ancients called "Ye" as "Xiao". The 15th day of the first lunar month is the first full moon night of the year. With the custom of eating Lantern Festival, this festival is closely linked with the word reunion.
Malaysian Chinese like to eat Yuanxiao on the day of Lantern Festival, and single men and women like to throw and fish oranges. In addition to maintaining the custom of eating Lantern Festival and lighting lanterns, there is another interesting activity, that is, on the fifteenth day of the first lunar month, unmarried men and women throw fruits to each other, boys throw bananas to girls, and girls throw oranges to boys. Write the contact number on it, in order to find a good marriage. The custom of "throwing tangerines and receiving bananas" is lively and romantic, and it is very unique. Young people use this to hope to find a good husband or a gentle girl in the future.
do you know?
The custom of throwing tangerines during the Lantern Festival in Malaysia,
It was originally started by a Malaysian unmarried woman whose ancestral home is Fujian,
There is also a saying in Hokkien
"Drop oranges to marry a good woman, lose drums to marry a good woman"
(meaning girls throw tangerines and wish to marry a good husband, boys throw drums to marry a good wife)
In addition, the Lantern Festival is also called Chap Goh Mei. As the name suggests, it is the fifteenth night of the Chinese New Year. After the fifteenth day of the year, the New Year is over. It is said that the New Year’s red envelopes cannot be opened until the Lantern Festival. This not only helps children know how to be grateful for the red envelopes given by their elders, but also allows children to spend more time thinking about how to use the money in anticipation. This day is celebrated like every Chinese New Year before it, full of joy and festive atmosphere.
The editor here wishes everyone a prosperous Year of the Tiger! The most important thing is to be healthy, the epidemic will end soon, and I will be with my family again next year:D