Significance about wearing red ropes and red hand ropes:
1. For peace and good luck.
The red rope represents good luck. To wear a red rope is to pray for peace and good luck for yourself.
2. To ward off evil spirits in the current year.
In traditional customs, the year of one’s birth is often considered to be an inauspicious year. The folk tale of “the year of one’s birth is a bad year, the year of one’s birth is a bad year, the year of one’s birth is a bad year, the year of one’s birth is a bad year, the year of one’s birth is a bad year. This is why it is often called the “year of one’s birth”, i.e. the year of one’s birth is like stepping into a threshold. It expresses people’s sense of life and the hope that the colour red will kill evil and drive away bad luck. And red is a very auspicious and happy colour, so regardless of whether the year of birth is suspected of feudal superstition, people are still happy to buy some traditional red goods in the year of birth, full of hope in a red hope, hope that the year will go smoothly, good luck in the head.
The colour red belongs to the eight trigrams of Zhouyi, “Li Gua”, representing light and the five elements of fire. According to the theory of Yin and Yang, red is Yang, like the sun, which extinguishes darkness and evil wherever it goes. From the point of view of fortune-tellers, the numbers of the “Year of Destiny” are all yin numbers, so using red is one of the simple and easy ways to adjust bad luck. In addition, red ropes have been seen as a way to ward off evil in ancient times, and red rope anklets can be worn on the left foot to prevent villains and ward off evil, and on the right foot to attract wealth and prosperity.
3. A token of love.
A pair of lovers will wear the same red rope, the man wears the left and the woman wears the right, just like a token, representing the meaning of being together forever. In the Tang Dynasty, Li Fuyan (李复言), “Sequel to the Book of Ghosts. The Wedding Shop”: “Wei Gu, a young man who had not yet taken, travelled to Songcheng and met an old man sitting on a bag, picking up a book towards the moon, so he asked him. He said: ‘This is the book of the mysterious.’ Thus: ‘then the monarch? ’Said: ‘Marriage ears of the lord of the world. Asked about the red rope in the bag, saying, ‘Tie the feet of a couple with this. Although the enemy’s family is in a foreign land, the rope is not easy to tie together. “This shows that the red rope tied to the feet is a symbol of marriage.
4. Looking forward to a good marriage.
It is said that the red rope for the old age only needs to be tied between the man and the woman. It doesn’t matter. Wherever you are, you will become a pair. Therefore, if a girl ties a single red rope to her right foot, she may be expecting someone who can be with her for a lifetime. So, tie the red rope and let the elder Yue and you Let’s hold the other half of the marriage together.”
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