What is the date of Han Thuc New Year 2022? The origin and meaning of the real Korean New Year 3/3 of the lunar calendar
The real Korean New Year this year falls on Sunday, April 3 of the solar calendar (ie, March 3 of the lunar calendar).
|Drift cake, vegetarian cake is a traditional dish in the real Korean New Year|
The origin of the real Korean New Year
In the Chinese sense, “Han” is cold, “real” is to eat, “Cold Food Festival” is the New Year eating cold food. This traditional custom originated in China according to a thrilling story passed down through generations.
It is said that in the Spring and Autumn period (770 – 221), King Tan Van Cong of the Tan state was in turmoil, so he had to leave the country in exile to live in the present state of Qi, tomorrow in the country of Chu.
At that time, there was a sage named Gioi Tu Thoi, who followed the king and helped many schemes. One day, on the way to refuge, food ran out, Gioi Tu Thoi had to secretly cut a piece of his thigh meat and cook it to the king. After the king finished eating, he asked to know that he was extremely grateful.
Gioi Tu Thoi followed King Tan Van Cong for 19 years, tasted honey together, worked hard to become talented.
Later, Tan Van Cong regained the throne, returned to be the king of the Tan state, bestowed rewards for those with meritorious services, but forgot about Gioi Tu Thoi.
Gioi Tu Thoi did not hold any grudges, thinking that following the king and supporting the king was the right thing to do. He thinks those things are not worth mentioning.
So, he went home and took his mother to Dien Son mountain to hide. Tan Van Cong later remembered, sent someone to find Tu Thoi. But because he was a person who was not greedy for fame, Tu Thoi was determined not to return to receive the reward, Tan Van Cong ordered the forest to be burned to force Tu Thoi to return. Unexpectedly, Tu Thoi was determined, mother and daughter both died in the forest. That day is the 3rd day of the 3rd lunar month.
The king regretted to set up a temple. Every year, on March 3 of the lunar calendar, people are forbidden to use fire to cook, even making offerings must be done from the day before, this is considered the real Korean New Year.
The meaning of floating cake, vegetarian cake in real Korean New Year
Although the origin of the Korean New Year actually comes from China, in Vietnam, this day is not a tribute to Tu Thoi but has deep national significance.
On the 3rd day of the 3rd lunar month, the family make floating cakes, vegetarian cakes to worship grandparents and ancestors and do not abstain from burning fire. In many places, our people also make vegetarian cakes to worship the gods. The dishes cooked on this occasion are made to worship the ancestors with the meaning that descendants have one heart towards their ancestors and roots.
In particular, on this occasion, people going away from their hometown will reunite with their families, go to the graves of the deceased and reunite for a family meal.
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