Why can’t you shave your head in January?Aren’t foreigners afraid of dead uncles?
Many customs of our country, only popular in the Chinese cultural circle, such as the Spring Festival, Lantern Festival, Mid-Autumn Festival, Dragon Boat Festival, etc., and even “sitting in the moon” so scientific things are unknown abroad.If the Lantern Festival and the Spring Festival are related to Chinese culture, then “can not shave the head” this custom is only in Our country, and “shave the head dead uncle” consequences do not apply to foreigners?In fact, the origin of not shaving the head in the first month is “not shaving the head in the first month, we should think of the past”.Sijiu and dead uncle pronunciation is the same, so for a long time, this sentence was passed to the meaning of the first month will be dead uncle shaved head.Now we know that the reason why we don’t shave our heads in the first month is because we want to think of the old, so, think of which aspect of the old?Are there any specific events or people like eating zongzi that represent the memory of Qu Yuan?The answer is: yes!Before the Qing Dynasty, han people did not cut their hair when they grew up, and all their long hair was tied up, because it was unfilial to their parents to cut off their hair, which was the cultural tradition of han people.After the Qing soldiers entered the pass, according to their custom, everyone is required to shave off all the hair in front, only to leave the hair behind, braided into braided, braided through the small hole in the middle of the copper money, this is called money rat tail braided.Although the men in the Qing Dynasty opera had their hair shaved, they still had such a large area of hair in the back, which was actually not consistent with historical facts. The real appearance is shown in the picture below. The men in the Qing Dynasty had extremely ugly hair styles, like the tail of a mouse.Therefore, as soon as this law was issued by the Qing Dynasty, it was strongly opposed by the Han people throughout the country. Some people thought it was a great humiliation, but more people thought it was really ugly.As a result, the decree to shave the head met with almost universal opposition at first.But unlike other barbarian regimes in history, the Manchu court eventually succumbs culturally to the vast majority of the Chinese population, the Han, who eventually assimilated into it.But after manchu entered the pass, although they also made a compromise to the Central Plains civilization in many aspects, but in the treatment of hair on the problem they are very tough — leave hair no hair, leave hair no hair!The Manchu regime was a typical slave culture. They wanted to let the Han people under their rule see and remember that the era of Han ruling the Central Plains had passed, and everyone had to live according to the manchu’s living habits.Then, the street barber carrying a list hanging with a decree that has shaved head, see who caught who shaved head, followed by a qing soldier carrying a broadsword, disobedient people will cut off their heads, hanging on the shaving burden, full streets around.Therefore, in the early period of the Manchu Dynasty, various anti-Qing and Anti-Ming groups were born, and many cultural movements against the Ming Dynasty and yearning for the Ming Dynasty emerged one after another.We agreed that in the most joyous first month of the year, no one is allowed to shave their heads, in order to miss the Ming Dynasty ruled by the Han people themselves, the so-called “nostalgia”.Dragon is a totem of central Plains culture, February 2 is the day when the dragon raises its head, we choose to cut hair on this day, is the hope that the Han civilization of central Plains can be revitalized, we all finish hair cheer up spirit, overthrow the rule of barbarians, establish their own country.Therefore, “Shave your head in the first month and think of the old” is completely indigenous to China. There is no history of the Ming and Qing Dynasties abroad, nor is there a homonym of thinking of the old and dead uncle.What we think of is not the youth when we were young, nor the dead relatives, but the Ming Dynasty, the Han regime overthrown by the Manchu Qing dynasty.