On the sixth day of the sixth lunar month, the day of the legendary "Ghosts of Watermelon", tonight (11:00 on the fifth day of June), indicates that the "ghost month" of two months begins. This night, the ghosts of the underworld will be in a group. The team shouldered the watermelon (骷髅) into the folks, and passed the “Ghost Moon” until the Zhongyuan Festival (July and July of the lunar calendar) enjoyed the worship of the Yang Dynasty. It is said that the door and window can be used to punish the willow branches and pray for the peace of the whole family!
Near June of the lunar calendar, the adults will say to the children: "If you want to eat watermelon, you should eat it quickly. By the sixth day of June, the ghost-bearing watermelon is not good." As soon as the first five nights, the door of every household was closed, and they dared not go to the streets to dare to slam the door. The adult said: "I will be caught and bear watermelon."
In the first six months of June, the ghost bears watermelon. Why are you making it? Let's take a look at the legends of the sixth day of June [Ghost Watermelon]:
Some people say that the sixth day of June is a ghost festival. Why is this legend? On this day, every household door and window is inserted into the peach branches and willow branches used to avoid ghosts and evil spirits. In some places, the Yangzhi branches are also inserted together. Every outward door and window are inserted, and the length of the peach branches is not limited. Usually it is inserted before the first five evenings. In the evening, the children are generally not allowed to go out. When adults go out, they have to carry a peach branch on their body for evil use. That is to say, on this day, every household fell asleep in advance, and a horrible atmosphere pervaded the night sky.
Why do you do this?
Because we have a traditional custom here, that is, after the sixth day of June last year, the person who died before the fifth day of June this year (we call it "new ghost", only died within one year), will be in the sixth son of June (that is, late at night 11 At 1 o'clock in the morning, I passed the bridge. Before crossing the bridge, my family worshipped on the fifth day of June, so the new ghosts must go home.
If there is a new death in the family, there is no need to insert the peach branches, so that the new ghosts can't enter the house; if there is no new death, they will put peach branches on the doors and windows, so as not to enter the wrong door.xx
When asked about her village, it was farther than watermelon lang. But Watermelon Lang is a good-hearted person. He said, "Okay, you are sitting in my watermelon car. I will push you home."
The night is darker and the stars are less.
When I entered the path in the women's hometown, the woman said: Big Brother, just stopped here, I walked home, lest my family suspect that I am not serious. Watermelon Lang also sounded reasonable, just put down the woman in white, and then he went back home in the night.
The next day, the second day of June.
At the same time, Watermelon Lang pushed the empty car home.
It’s the tiger’s head again.
Just as time passed, Watermelon Lang felt the white shadow shaking.
The woman appeared again in a "big brother good".
During the talks, the woman told Watermelon Lang that her relative was an old woman who had recently been in poor health, so she had to serve the elderly every night.
So, the kind of watermelon lang pushed the woman back home.
Still at the head of the village, the woman let him put himself down and walked into the night.
The third day, the third day of June.
This night, the stars are a little more, according to the night road of the tiger's head.
Watermelon Lang passed the tiger's head, but strange, how can you not see the woman?
Watermelon Lang is very good, I thought she might be busy tonight, if she left, she waited to go home and no one escorted, what should I do if I met a bad person?
Watermelon Lang stopped and sat in his empty car waiting.
The night wind is very big and not cool.
But for a long time, the women did not appear.
The night is darker.
Watermelon Lang thought, is she not going home tonight?
So, I had to hurry home. There are a few embarrassments in my mood.
The fourth day, the fourth day of June.
When I came to the village for a wasteland, Watermelon Lang recognized that it was the place where the woman walked back after the night.
The old father pointed to a grave not far away: look at it yourself.
Watermelon Lang is not the same as the shock, pounce on the inscription before: the tomb of a certain woman!
The father said: All her stepmother forced her to die. I will always remember that she was leaving the sixth day of June last year!
Watermelon Lang is stunned!
It’s a ghost! Watermelon lang everything understands!
However, he is honest.
So, at night, the watermelon lang who obeyed the agreement was in the place where the tiger head met the woman, and found a tree hanging.
Because he is very conservative, he is determined to follow the "wife" with one death and use his life to defend his love vows.
Later, the locals were very moved by the ghosts of only six days, and they were very admired for the firmness of the watermelon lang.
In order to commemorate him and this love forever, the people of the two villages agreed to set the sixth day of June as the folk festival of the village, and organized the people to line up the watermelons in the first five nights to commemorate the watermelons.
Later, it evolved into a horrible folklore of "Ghosts and Watermelons".
The folklore quickly spread throughout the tides and even east of Guangdong, and has remained so far.
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