Didian Village, Anhui Province: Children pay New Year’s greetings on the first day of the New Year

2022-05-11 0 By

“Happy New Year, grandpa.””Happy New Year, happy together.Here, this exercise book for you, I wish you progress in your study.”…On the first day of the Year of the Tiger, children in Didian village, Xiuning County, put on new clothes and went door to door to pay New Year’s greetings under the guidance of their parents.The arrival of children, let each family full of laughter, add a thick flavor of the New Year.It is understood that The custom of Didian Village New Year’s Greetings has been passed on for hundreds of years. On New Year’s Eve, the children in the village cheer for the most. They put on new clothes and went from door to door without taking a New Year’s Eve dinner.The children take the door happily call elders said: “an zhi oh” (farewell), the host will put down chopsticks out of books, candy or firecrackers and other gifts to everyone.On the first morning of the first lunar month, the children would get up early to worship, making the whole village filled with a festive and active atmosphere.Whenever this time always let the adults in the village and recall those happy childhood days.(Sheng Hongbing Song Jianzhong)