After the 11th holiday, there was a cold dew in the 24 solar terms. The proverb “white dew does not show up, cold dew does not show feet” means to remind everyone not to continue wearing sandals, so you can wash and pack sandals and singles. Old Nanjing has many customs about cold dew, such as drinking cold dew tea, eating crabs, climbing high, and packing summer clothes.
From October 8th to 9th each year, when the sun reaches 195 degrees longitude, it is a cold dew. Cold dew is a late autumn festival, and the word cold first appeared in the twenty-four solar terms. At this time, the wild geese fly south, and the chrysanthemum turns yellow. Compared with the previous White Dew solar terms, the temperature is lower, the dew is more, and there is chill.
Ancient From ancient times to the present, Hanlu has been a happy and plentiful solar term for farmers who have worked hard for a year. The cold dew solar terms, warm in the day and cold in the night, and clear in the sky , are very beneficial to the autumn harvest. The ancients called cold dew as the autumn harvest festival, as evidenced by the proverb- cold dew during the cold dew season, planting wheat and picking flowers to hit the bean field. It s getting colder and colder in the cold dew season, and farmers keep busy every day. Wheat sowing is still booming, and late rice harvesting is in time.
Every cold dew, the old Nanjing will buy crabs to steam and eat. As the saying goes, The west wind is ringing and the crab feet are itchy, the taste of the cold crab in Tianyi will be positive. September umbilicus, October tip , now the female crabs are full of eggs and the yellow cream is plentiful. It is the best season to eat female crabs. After October in the lunar calendar, the best food is the male crabs. However, people with allergies, cold stomachs, pregnant women, and hyperlipidemia should not eat crab yellow. In addition, it is the season when persimmons are ripe. Pay attention to avoid eating crabs with persimmons to avoid the formation of stomach stones.
Old Nanjing has the habit of drinking cold dew tea. Before and after the cold dew is an excellent period for the growth of tea trees. The tea collected during the first three days and the next four days of the cold dew every year is called autumn autumn tea. Among the autumn teas, the autumn tea is the best. Hanlu tea is not as tender and tender as spring tea, nor is it dry and bitter like summer tea, but has a unique sweet and clear fragrance, especially loved by old tea customers.
If last month s white dew was a transition from hot to cool, cold dew was a transition from cool to cold. After the cold dew , the weather gradually became cooler, and there is a proverb saying white dew is not exposed, and cold dew is not exposed. After Bailu, don t go naked. After cold dew, you shouldn t wear sandals or fishbill shoes anymore. It s so-called Eating Hanlufan, it s rare for singles.
Wu Hanlu is the penultimate solar term in autumn. In this season, the autumn sense of Nanjing is getting stronger, dangui fragrance, chrysanthemum crab fat. Since ancient times, many places around the country have had the practice of inviting relatives and friends to go out and play ascents in this season.
In terms of diet and health, based on a balanced diet and five flavors, according to the specific circumstances of the individual, eat more sweet and lightly moisturized foods, which can not only benefit the spleen and stomach, but also nourish the lungs and intestines , and prevent dry throat and dry mouth. Fruits include pears, persimmons, bananas, etc. Vegetables include carrots, winter melon, coriander, white fungus, etc. and beans, fungi, kelp, laver, etc. Middle-aged and elderly people and patients with chronic diseases should eat more red dates, lotus seeds, yam, duck, fish, meat and other foods.