Called hemp sugar. To the late Northern Song Dynasty, the smoke everywhere, Jin Bing large invasion. Kang Wang Zhao from the capital Bianliangnan escape, partial Jiangnan, blindly compromise, do not want to recover the North lost. People are very angry with this. At that time had a poem: "mountain outside the Castle Peak House, West Lake song and dance when the rest? Warm wind smoked tourists drunk, straight to Hangzhou for Bianzhou!" To vent dissatisfaction. Changwu area of the people, then use another form to express the desire to recover gold lost. They will be round spherical mulberry sugar into firearms like cylindrical, sent to Kang Wang, to encourage their courage to resist gold recovery. As for the Kang Wang Zhao structure is not inspired and get the courage, is not known, but Changzhou sesame sugar from the cylindrical, continue so far.
In the Chinese folk youth that day, but also the days of folk festivals. Folk legend, the annual twelfth lunar month twenty-three, kitchen princes have to heaven to the Jade Emperor reported that the family's good and evil, so Jade Emperor reward and punishment. So to send the stove, people in the kitchen like a table before the table for candy, water, beans, grass grass; which, after three is the stove Wang Sheng days of the stock preparation. Sacrifice, but also the Kanto sugar with fire to melt, painted in the mouth of the kitchen princes. In this way, he can not tell bad things in the Jade Emperor. In addition, the New Year's Eve night, the kitchen king also with the gods to the Chinese New Year, that day have to "then stove", "God" ceremony. Wait for every household to burn cars, sprinkle three cups, sent away after the kitchen god, then turn to worship ancestors.
According to folklore, the kitchen princes this is a star in the sky, because the guilty of the fault, was Jade Emperor relegated to the world, when the "East kitchen division life." It is sitting in the middle of each household kitchen stove, watching how people live, how to act, the bad things are recorded in detail, to the twelfth lunar month on the 23rd to turn the heaven, to the Jade Emperor to report each family's good and evil Happening. To the twelfth lunar month and then return to earth, according to the will of the emperor to punish evil.
Therefore, people in the twelfth lunar month on the 23rd to sacrifice, and the sticky and sweet sugar melon to the kitchen king, stick to the mouth of the princes of the mouth, so that it "good day, under the security." Children are the day as the prelude to the Spring Festival and the "rehearsal". Days of rubbing black children, put the firecrackers, in the sound of firecrackers from the home of the owner of a melon, a cup of tea for the king in the kitchen before the point of candles and line incense, pray after salute, the kitchen king Like off from the wall to burn down, then pour the tea on the paper gray, sugar melon by the children rush to eat and eat.