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Chinese Festival Culture Series: The Festival of February the Second

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Language: Chinese, English
Page: 186
Publication Date: 03/2014
ISBN: 9787212070700
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suburban areas and set up a pot for cooking; sometimesthey would even take some vegetables from the nearbyfarms, it is said that eating rice in the open air onFebruary 2nd will make people wise and quick-witted.In the countryside, it is called 'dinner between sky andfield. Before eating, rice are carded on or thrown to tiles on top of the house, which are offered to sparrows to eat. It is hoped that the sparrows will send message for girls to Lady Flower, asking for her blessings to make the girls smart and nimble. 
8.Duoda (Getting More) 
In Chengwu and Dingtao of Shandong Province,people eat a special food called "Duoda" on February 2rd. Duoda is made of the mixed particles of beans and millets, the size of which is about half of a grain. It is made into the round or oval shape and steamed with green onions, gingers, oil and salts. After Duoda is ready, an old woman of the family would carry it in basket or the front cloth of their dress to the threshing ground and walk around it for three rounds to show respect to the God of Duoda, with every few steps, she would scrabble off some pieces and throw them on the ground while chanting, "I pray to you, God of Duoda, bless us with more food to support the family; I pray to you,God of Duoda, make the wheat in my field piled up like hills; I pray for more grains, the more grains the happier I will be."
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