“The fifteenth Lantern Festival on the first lunar month, also known as the” Upper Lantern Festival “or” Lantern Festival “, is the first important festival after the Spring Festival. Lantern night, the streets and alleys are decorated with lanterns, people eat Lantern Festival, enjoy the lantern, guess Riddles, watching dragon dances, lion dances, running dry boats, stepping on stilts, and Yangko on the streets will promote the celebrations that will continue from New Year’s Eve to another climax and become the custom of generations. The Lantern Festival is also China The traditional festival is a romantic festival. The Lantern Festival provides a chance for unmarried men and women to meet in the feudal traditional society. Young girls in traditional society are not allowed to go out for free activities, but they can come together to play during the festival. It happens to be an opportunity for friendship. Unmarried men and women can also find objects for themselves by admiring the lanterns. During the Lantern Festival, it is also the time for young men and women to meet their lovers, so the Lantern Festival can be said to be an authentic Chinese Valentine’s Day. Ouyang Xiu the “health check Zi Lantern Festival”, describing the plot is similar to Valentine’s Lantern Festival.
On the first night of last year, the flower market was lit up like a day.
The month arrives the willow top, the person after the date dusk.
On this New Year’s Eve, the moon and the lights are still there.
No last year, tears wet the sleeves of spring shirt.
Child, every Lantern Festival, will go with their parents, brothers and sisters to see flowers light together, and look forward to except that Beautiful fireworks, and a bunch of sweet and sour candied fruit. Whenever I see the person carrying the target filled with candied fruit, it is the happiest time, my parents buy a bunch of candied sugar gourd, holding it in my hand Here, eating is not only delicious, but also happy. Now that you are older, when you see the candied fruit on your shoulders, the first thing you think of is how much dust will stick to the candied fruit in the open air, and you are unwilling to eat it again. The closer to the Lantern Festival, the greedier the mouthful of candied gourd, buy hawthorn and boiled sugar to make it yourself, which is not inferior to that sold outside. The sweet candied gourd is eaten in the mouth, as if returning to the teenager.”
The practice of Sugar-coated haws
Wash and dry the hawthorn.
Use a knife to cut off the pedicle.
Cut the hawthorn from the middle and remove the hawthorn core.
Each hawthorn is filled with bean paste and glutinous rice fillings, and skewered with a string.
Put the sugar and water in a thick bottom small pot and boil it, then turn it to a low heat and boil it slowly to 150 degrees. At this time, the color of sugar is colorless and transparent. If you don’t have a thermometer, you can boil the sugar to a slight amber color.
Use a small spoon to scoop up the boiled syrup and evenly pour it on the hawthorn skewers. At this time, move quickly, otherwise the sugar will easily become condensed. Put the candied gourds on oiled paper and wait for it to solidify before eating. Finally, you get home cooking Sugar-coated haws.