Eating fried beans during the Awakening of Insects
Updated: 2012-05-15 11:15
In Shanxi province, people have the custom of eating fried beans during the Awakening of Insects. They use saline water to soak the soybeans, and then put them into the pan to fry them. The crackling sound from the pan symbolizes that the destructive insects will be killed after the Awakening of Insects.
In Jinxiu county of Guangxi Zhuang autonomous region, the Yao ethnic group has the custom of eating fried beans during the Awakening of Insects. Sometimes, they also hold a competition for eating fried beans. People will congratulate the winner for eating more fried beans, which symbolizes that more harmful insects will be killed.
Translated by Lv Jing