Global Talk丨Spring Festival Celebrated Worldwide, Episode III
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On the third day, an old saying goes: "A fat pig at the door", meaning the arrival of good luck and happiness.
Traditionally, the third day is known as "Chigou's Day". Chigou literally means "red dog", an epithet of "the God of Blazing Wrath", and it is considered an unlucky day to have guests or go visiting.
Today is the third day of the first month in lunar calendar. After being busy visiting and receiving guests for two days, people can rest for a while.
Actually, it is considered an unlucky day to have guests or go visiting. People will go to rest earlier at night and get up late in the morning.
Folklore says the 3rd day is also "rat marriage day" , so people often go to bed earlier to give rats time for their wedding.