Yuanxiao originated in the song dynasty, in the song dynasty, mingzhou rise to eat a food.
Lantern Festival is a major traditional festival in China, and when the festival comes, everyone will cook rice balls to celebrate the arrival of the festival.So when did eating Lantern Festival originate?Let’s find out together.
In ancient times, lanterns were made of white sugar, sesame seeds, nuts and other stuffing, the outer skin then with glutinous rice powder wrapped into round shapes, can be made into meat flavor, or made of vegetable flavor.
Tangyuan in Shaanxi is not wrapped up, but rolled into a round shape with glutinous rice flour, and finally fried or steamed, which means that the whole family is happy.
According to the custom of the Lantern Festival and other sayings, in the era of Emperor Wu of Han, the royal family would sacrifice to a god named “Taiyi”. And the sacrifice activities are held on the fifteenth day of the first lunar month.
There is another legend, according to legend, during the period of Emperor Wu of the Han Dynasty, there was a maid named Yuanxiao in the imperial palace who missed her parents very much. Minister Dong Fangshuo was determined to help her, so he first said to Emperor Wu of the Han Dynasty that Vulcan wanted to burn Chang’an, and if he wanted to take refuge, he must let Yuanxiao girls make a lot of dumplings in order to avoid disaster.
There is another legend. According to legend, the Lantern Festival originated from King Chu Zhao in the Spring and Autumn Period. King Chu Zhao ordered his men to make round food from flour, and the people can bless peace after eating it. That’s where yuanxiao comes from.