During the winter solstice, northerners will eat dumplings, but many people do not know why they eat dumplings on the day of the winter solstice. Why did you eat dumplings in the winter solstice? What's the moral? Let's check it out!
We know that eating dumplings for the Dragon Boat Festival is in memory of Qu Yuan. So, do you know where the custom of eating dumplings from the winter solstice originated, and who is this custom of eating dumplings in honor of?
Every year on the winter solstice of the Chinese lunar calendar, dumplings are an essential pasta on every dining table. Even if no other ingredients are prepared, the dumplings must be wrapped.
So why eat dumplings in the winter solstice?
On the day of the winter solstice of the Chinese lunar calendar, dumplings are essential. This custom is to commemorate Zhang Zhongjing, a famous doctor in the late Eastern Han Dynasty.
Zhang Zhongjing is a Nanyang author and author of Treatise on Febrile and Miscellaneous Diseases. It is the crystallization of Zhang Zhongjing's life-long medical skills, and is regarded as a classic by all traditional Chinese medicine. Modern Chinese medicine cures colds from here. According to legend, in the Eastern Han Dynasty, Zhang Zhongjing was the eunuch of Changsha, visited the hospital and applied medicine, and treated his neighbours with superb medical skills. When he resigned and returned to his hometown, it was winter, and when he saw the hunger and cold of his fellow citizens, his face was yellow and his skin was thin, and many people ’s ears were frozen and rotten, so the disciples set up a cauldron to treat the cold sore.
He chopped the lamb and the medicine into ear-like bread, and then cooked the lamb, pepper, and some cold repellent in a pot. Distributed to every frostbite villager. Two dumplings, a large bowl of broth. After the villagers ate dumplings and drank hot soup, their bodies were warm and their frostbite ears were healed. Later generations commemorated Zhang Zhongjing, and every winter solstice wrapped food in noodles, also called dumplings or flat food.
And dumplings have the meaning of reunion, so, not only to eat dumplings in the winter solstice, but also to make dumplings and eat dumplings when the New Year in the north. The moral is New Year, New Year, family reunion.