Essay expressing feelings about the story “Banh Chung, Banh Giay” No. 10
Legend is a typical genre of folk literature, our ancestors have composed many legendary works, rich in topics as well as content, from hero legends to race legends. , the legend of building the country…In which there is a large section written about the living habits as well as the origin of those customs and habits. The legend of “Banh chung and banh giay” is the story explaining the birth of banh chung and banh giay. At the same time, it also reflects the achievements of wet-rice agriculture, shows the attitude of upholding labor, upholding the agricultural profession, and embodies the tradition of worshiping heaven and earth, the ancestors of our people.
The legend of banh chung and banh giay revolves around the passing of the throne of Hung Vuong to his sons. Because the throne cannot be arbitrarily chosen according to subjective wishes, but needs to find the most talented and suitable person, Hung Vuong issued an edict to his twenty sons “…This year on the occasion of the Feast of the Fairy Kings. Whoever pleases me, I will inherit the throne.” King Hung did not choose his eldest son to succeed him as other Hung kings, he put the interests of the nation and nation first, objectively assessing the talents and virtues of each person.
Through this, we can see that this is a very wise and fair king, creating conditions for his children to show their talents, and at the same time choosing the person they like the most. can bring people a peaceful and prosperous life.
When they received the king’s decree, the princes all tried their best to please their father, everyone wanted to pass the throne, but they did not know what the father’s will was, so they only knew “…race each other.” make a really good, delicious meal to bring to the feast of the Fairy King”. The princes are very busy, going back and forth to prepare the best things. Only Lang Lieu is not like that, he is not happy, rushes to the forest to go to the sea to prepare like his brothers but is very sad. Lang Lieu was the eighteenth son of King Hung, his mother was estranged from his father, then fell ill and died. Therefore, compared to his brothers, Lang Lieu is much more disadvantaged, both in terms of the position and affection of his father.
Receiving orders from his father, Lang Lieu was very worried, because he did not know what gifts to bring to the festival of Tien Vuong, also to his father to show his sincerity. He did not know many delicious things, strange things, and did not know how to prepare sumptuous and luxurious dishes like his brothers. Because, since he was an adult, he went out to live on his own, he only cared about farming, growing agricultural products such as rice, potatoes… It can be said that these agricultural products are closest to his life, also was most valuable to him, but bringing these to the Feast of the Fairy King was a bit trivial. However, because he was a gentle and kind man, he received God’s help.
During one night of his sleep, he dreamed that the god was coming, and gave him valuable suggestions for the upcoming Feast of the Fairy King. According to the god, “…in heaven and earth, there is nothing as precious as a grain of rice. Other things are delicious, but rare, and people cannot make them. As for rice, I grow it and grow a lot. Let’s use rice to make cakes and celebrate the Fairy King”. The saying of the god is both a help to Prince Lang Lieu, but at the same time, it is also the word of the people, showing his respectful attitude towards the grain of rice. Because rice is the product of wet rice agriculture. So, for farmers, rice is extremely valuable, it is the achievement of agriculture. Borrowing the word of god, folk authors want to uphold the role of rice in people’s daily life, as well as the people’s respectful attitude towards that labor product.
At the prompting of the god, Lang Lieu was very happy, the more he thought about it, the more he felt that his words were true. He immediately started making the cake mentioned to bring to the festival of Tien Vuong, first of which was the selection of ingredients for the cake, “he then chose the fragrant, white, pure sticky rice, every grain was round, and washed. clean, take green beans, pork as the filling, use dong leaves in the garden to wrap them into squares, cook for a day and a night really well.” This cake is made from the main ingredient of glutinous rice, a product that Lang Lieu has diligently made. Other ingredients such as pork, dong leaves are readily available materials that can be easily found in human life. Lang Lieu used the ingredients available in life along with the instructions to make a cake made from rice, he made the first cake, the cake that will be offered to his father on the Tien Vuong festival.
The second cake he made, was from the same sticky rice, but changed the taste, changed the style. Thus, he had two cakes to bring to his father. During the festival of Tien Vuong, delicious dishes such as spring rolls with pho phoenix, as well as rare dishes, are brought with no shortage of things. But only Lang Lieu’s cake really satisfied his father, then those two cakes were chosen by the king to sacrifice to Heaven, Earth and Tien Vuong. Not only that, King Hung also specially named the round cake as banh day, this cake will represent heaven, while the square cake represents the earth, fatty meats, green beans, dong leaves. It is a statue of animals, plants and animals called banh chung.
And also thanks to these two types of cakes, Lang Lieu was handed the throne by his father. And since then, our people have formed the custom of worshiping banh chung and banh day on Tet holiday “missing banh chung, banh giay lacks the flavor of the day.” Tet”. Thus, this legend is also the way folk authors explain the origin as well as the symbolic meaning of banh chung and banh day. These are not only familiar cakes in daily life, but also a cultural lifestyle of Vietnamese people behind them. The story also shows the fine tradition of the Vietnamese nation, which is the belief of worshiping Heaven and Earth, things that people think can affect their lives, as well as the tradition of worshiping grandparents. ancestors, those are all good lifestyles and customs that have been maintained to this day.
Thus, the legend of “Banh Chung Banh Giay” is a folk tale explaining the origin of Banh Chung and Banh Giay. Showing the pride of the Vietnamese people about the achievements of wet rice agriculture, as well as about the long-standing customs and traditions of the nation from many generations, it is the tradition of drinking water to remember the source. , the tradition of ancestor worship, the belief of worshiping Heaven and earth.
Essay expressing feelings about the story “Banh Chung, Banh Giay” No. 9
Legends are folk compositions with plots related to historical characters and events, with many fantastical details to show people’s attitudes and assessments of historical characters and events. there. In the 6th grade textbook program, I learned very good legends such as “The Dragon and the Fairy’s son”, “The Legend of Ho Guom”, “Thanh Giong”,… but the legend that left the deepest impression on me was: The story “Banh Chung, Banh Giay” helped me understand the origin of banh chung and banh chung and helped me understand the achievements of agricultural civilization and the beginning of the founding of the country.
First of all, this legend has helped me understand a civilized achievement of the Hung Kings era, which is the brilliant development of agricultural civilization, which is manifested here in the birth of banh chung. Glutinous rice dumpling. The context of the story is that in the sixth Hung Vuong dynasty, the king was old and wanted to pass the throne to a worthy person. But the king had 20 sons and did not know who to pass the throne to. The king then called the Lang back and clearly stated the request: “On the day of Fairy King, cook whoever pleases me, I will pass the throne to that person”.
The langurs then race to send people up to the forest to go to the sea to find exotic gifts to please their father on the day of the fairy king. Only Lang Lieu, the eighteenth prince, was sad, because although he was the king’s son, his mother was not noble, so from a young age, he had to live outside the palace, a poor life. , year round only make friends with the field. Lang Lieu couldn’t help but sigh when his whole house was filled with rice, corn, potatoes, cassava…
Suddenly one night, Lang Lieu had a dream and was told by the god: “Let’s make rice cakes and worship the Fairy King”. Thanks to the god’s advice, Lang Lieu was able to think of a way to make two kinds of cakes: “He chose the fragrant, pure white sticky rice, washed it thoroughly, took green beans and pork as the filling, and used clear dong leaves. The garden is wrapped in a square, cooked for a day and a night. The same rice, he picked it up, pounded it, and molded it into a circle. On Tien Vuong’s festival, the langurs competed to offer rare and exotic foods to their father, but King Hung was not satisfied. When he saw two cakes of Lang Lieu, the king was very satisfied, so he named them banh chung and banh day. And it was these two cakes that helped Lang Lieu was chosen by King Hung as his successor. Lang Lieu has won the main throne thanks to the diligence, suffering, hard work and intelligence, resourcefulness of the people who love labor and are attached to the fields.
Not only attractive by explaining the origin of banh chung, banh day, this legend also offers profound lessons. The first lesson is conveyed through the words of Hung Vuong when commenting on two types of cakes: “The round cake represents Heaven, and the square cake is the Earth statue. Fatty meats, green beans, and dong leaves are statues of animals and plants of all kinds. Leaves on the outside, and the taste inside is meant to protect each other.” Lang Lieu’s two cakes are simple, but contain the philosophy of Heaven – Earth, implying solidarity and mutual care. And solidarity has become a fine tradition of the nation. Not only that, through this legend, the folk author praised labor, praised agriculture, and praised the noble qualities of workers such as diligence, intelligence, resourcefulness, etc.
The brilliant early achievements of agricultural civilization laid the foundation for the country’s later development, which is something that every Vietnamese person always remembers and is grateful for. The attraction of “Banh Chung, Banh Giay” also lies in the magical details in the story. It was the character of the god who appeared in Lang Lieu’s dream. God told Lang Lieu: “In heaven and earth, nothing is more precious than a grain of rice. Only rice can feed people and never tire of eating. Other things are delicious, but rare, and people can’t make them.
As for the rice, I planted it and grew a lot. Let’s use rice to make cakes and worship the King.” The reason Lang Lieu was helped by the gods was because he was not only the poorest and most disadvantaged prince, but also because Lang Lieu was a year-round person who was attached to the fields, to farming, and so rice was very close. , familiar with the guy. Moreover, Lang Lieu also deserves to receive the advice of the god because he is a smart and resourceful person. God only told so, but Lang Lieu could think of a way to make two kinds of cakes to offer to his father.
Thus, the legend of “Banh Chung, Banh Giay” with magical details explains the origin of the two ethnic cakes and shows the brilliant development of agricultural civilization in the Hung Kings era. The image of the character Lang Lieu in the legend also left a beautiful impression in my heart because of the quality of love of labor, diligence, intelligence and resourcefulness. With the unique content and art, “Banh Chung, Banh Giay” is always one of the good legends in the treasure of national legends.
Essay expressing feelings about the story “Banh Chung, Banh Giay” No. 7
Every time Tet comes, spring comes, all over the countryside, my dear country, I have the opportunity to make delicious traditional cakes. These cakes also have a very deep meaning, it symbolizes the fullness of heaven and earth, is an invaluable gift for the whole family to gather together to enjoy. That is the type of banh chung and banh shoe.
When spring comes, signaling that an old year is about to pass and the new year is coming, every family’s ancestral altar appears a five-fruit tray and even banh chung, banh chung, to worship ancestors. This is an indispensable cake on the ancestral altar of every Vietnamese people. It is a cake that has gone deep into the subconscious mind of people, is a traditional image typical for the Tet holiday of the Vietnamese people.
The origin of banh chung and banh chung also has a story behind it. It began when the king was old and wanted to find an heir to his throne. But the king had up to 18 sons, each with different strengths and weaknesses. The king wanted to find a talented, talented and virtuous son who knew the direction of his roots and people to lead this country.
That’s why the king called his children and said. I will give the throne to the person who finds the most valuable and meaningful treasure to offer to the ancestors. If someone pleases me, I will give the throne to that person. All the princes, after hearing their father say that, were very excited, and everyone wanted to do their best to make a unique cake that their father would like and then hand over the throne to them. This competition was extremely tough and fierce.
Among the king’s sons at that time was a prince named Lang Lieu who was a farmer since childhood, close to plants and nature. He is also a person with an honest and kind heart, always close to his people. He is also always hard working without any heavy work, living honestly and honestly, so he is loved by many people.
When Lang Lieu received the king’s words, he felt very worried not knowing where to find the gifts to offer to the king, because what she had were all normal things that everyone had. Many other princes have found many kinds of extremely valuable treasures to offer to the king, making the king very satisfied.
Lang Lieu is a person who is only attached to fields and trees all year round, so he cannot have precious treasures such as bear ears, ivory, and jewels to offer to the king. As the day drew nearer to the day he had to make offerings to the king, he became more and more worried, to the point that he forgot to eat and sleep.
One day, because Lang Lieu was so tired, he suddenly fell asleep, in a dream Lang Lieu met a fairy who taught him to make two kinds of cakes, one round and one square from sticky rice of his homeland. These two types of bread represent heaven and earth represent the integrity of heaven and earth.
Waking up, Lang Lieu realized that he was dreaming. But thinking back to Lang Lieu’s dream, he feels that the words he said in the dream are very true. Rice is a priceless gift that nature has bestowed on humans. It is what is most quintessential, rice combined with green beans and pork creates a delicious, greasy taste, this cake is an unprecedented specialty of the homeland.
Thinking so, Lang Lieu called everyone in his family to help him pack the cakes as in his dream. The cake with a blue outer shell is called banh chung. There is another type of cake with a round shape, Lang Lieu brings glutinous rice cooked into glutinous rice and then pounded it into a delicious white cake called banh shoe.
Then came the day when the offering was made to the king. Everyone is eagerly waiting for their victory. During the adoration that day, the gifts that the princes brought to the king were unique treasures of great material value. Only two types of cakes of Lang Lieu are simple and have the least material value. This made Lang Lieu very worried, but he thought everything was from the heart. He farmed his most precious treasure, which was a grain of rice made from his own hands and strength. He turned his treasure into a delicious cake and presented it to the king with all his heart, there was nothing to worry about.
Standing in front of many treasures and unique dishes, the king was not satisfied. But when eating Lang Lieu’s dish, the king was surprised because Lang Lieu’s dish had a delicious, extremely greasy taste. Therefore, the king called Lang Lieu in to ask how to make and explain why it is square and round.
Lang Lieu entered the court and explained why he chose to make this type of banh chung and banh shoe to offer to the king. The king was very pleased after hearing the meaning of the two types of cakes. So decided to pass the throne to Lang Lieu to rule the country. The square cake represents the earth, and the round cake represents the vast sky. The square and round heaven and earth create a closed cycle, creating a complete harmony, peace and prosperity. It was from that moment that the king decided to take this cake to worship the ancestors’ death anniversary during Tet and ancestors’ anniversaries.
Our country is an agricultural country, so products from rice grains are extremely valuable, to make rice each of us must sweat a lot. Therefore, each product of agriculture, of Mother Nature, we need to cherish, cherish and not waste.
The story of banh chung and banh chung tells the origin and meaning of two types of banh chung and banh chung. These are two types of cakes that represent heaven and earth, the unity of people and nature that upholds gentle, honest and kind people. People who are kind will be blessed by God.
Essay expressing feelings about the story “Banh Chung, Banh Giay” No. 1
In the world, each ethnic group celebrates the traditional New Year according to a different custom. In our country, from thousands of years ago, there was a custom to worship Tet with banh chung and banh day. The story of Banh Chung and Banh Giay both explains the origin of these two types of cakes and reflects the achievements of the early agricultural civilization that built the country with the attitude of upholding labor, upholding agriculture and showing respect for the people. respect heaven, earth, the ancestors of our people. The story is also a valuable lesson about how to choose and use talented and virtuous people to rule the country.
The context of the story is the sixth Hung Vuong period. When he was old, the king wanted to pass the throne, but because there were twenty sons, he wondered who to choose. At that time, the enemy outside had calmed down, but the enemy inside still had to take precautions. The king wanted to bring the country to a stage of prosperity. He knew that if the people were well off, the throne would be strong. Unfortunately, the old king was weak and weak, and powerless.
One day, he called his children and said: My ancestors have passed down six generations since the founding of the country. Enemy An invaded the territory many times, thanks to the blessing of Tien Vuong, we were able to chase it away, everyone enjoyed peace. But I’m old, I don’t live forever, my successor must follow me, not necessarily the eldest son. This year, on the occasion of Tien Vuong’s festival, whoever pleases me, I will pass the throne to him, with Tien Vuong witnessing.
The Lang (the son of King Hung at that time called Lang), everyone wanted to take the throne for themselves, but they could not understand the deep meaning of their father. They just think that simply preparing high trays, full meals, delicious and strange gifts … is enough, so they quickly sent people to find precious treasures all over the forest and under the sea.
Particularly, Lang Lieu – the eighteenth son of King Hung was helped by a god, because he was disadvantaged compared to his brothers and did not enjoy wealth. From a young age, he had to take care of the field work, grow rice, grow potatoes. Although Lang Lieu is the son of a king, his fate is like a working farmer. He was sad because there were only potatoes and rice in the house. But common potatoes too! He thought sadly to himself.
According to the concept of our ancestors in the past, Gods, Buddhas, fairies, and Buddhas often help gentle and poor people. Lang Lieu has no power, no possessions, and no people who eat people to command them to look for strange things. He only has a loving heart for his father and diligent hands. He was helped by God Buddha.
Lang Lieu was warned in a dream by God, telling him to take rice to make cakes and worship the Fairy King, because nothing in heaven and earth is as precious as a grain of rice. Rice grains feed people. Rice grain is so precious and it is easy to find because it is made by human labor.
Lang Lieu understood and followed God’s will. God’s advice is wise and sincere. The more Lang Lieu thought, the more he felt right. God’s thoughts are the people’s thoughts, thoughts, and aspirations. This god is the embodiment of the people. Who can respectfully consider a grain of rice as a pearl of heaven and earth and also the result of sweat and effort of people like the people? People are very appreciative of what they feed themselves, what they can do. It must be the people who make a grain of rice for life to have such deep and precious thoughts. Lang Lieu offered his father the most precious gift in heaven and earth, and made by his own hands, he was indeed a filial son.
Told by the gods, combined with a sincere heart, creative mind and skillful hands, Lang Lieu used fragrant, pure white glutinous rice, along with green beans, pork, wrapped in dong leaves, tied with Lat Giang into a square cake and then cooked.
So he didn’t have to search far. Rice and beans are grown by him, pigs are raised by him, and dong leaves are available in the garden and in the yard. So many things combine together into a special cake that has never been seen before. And the same glutinous rice, he made it up, pounded it and then molded it into a round cake. It’s a shoe cake.
It is interesting that the scene of the ceremony on the day of worshiping the Tien Vuong. The sons of the Hung Kings brought the mountain, the sea taste, the spring rolls, the phoenix (the way to call rare products), and there was nothing lacking. However, the father only took a look at it and then stopped in front of Lang Lieu’s tray. What attracted the king’s interest in these two cakes? Perhaps the first is the square shape of banh chung and the round shape of banh chung with their rustic and good-looking beauty. Green Chung cake, white and smooth rice cake. Hung Vuong was very satisfied, so he called Lang Lieu to ask. He honestly told the story of his dream of meeting God. The father thought for a long time and then chose these two cakes to sacrifice to Heaven and Earth and the Fairy King.
Why were two cakes of Lang Lieu chosen by Hung Vuong and he succeeded to the throne? Because those two kinds of cakes show the attitude of respecting agriculture, respecting the rice grain made by people. Hung Vuong must have felt the divine nature in the story of the God of Dreams. The word of God is not wrong: In heaven and earth, rice is the most precious. The grain of rice feeds people, if the people are well-fed, the throne will be strong. Lang Lieu knows the value of labor and the results made from his sweat and tears.
After enjoying two kinds of cakes of Lang Lieu, the king and his court all praised the deliciousness. The king’s explanation about these two kinds of cakes makes sense: The round cake is the statue of God, we named it banh giay. Square cake is the statue of Earth, fatty meats, green beans, dong leaves are statues of animals, plants of all kinds, we named it Chung cake. Leaves are wrapped on the outside, the taste inside is meant to protect each other…
These two types of bread prove the talent of the person who can succeed the king. Bringing the most precious things in heaven and earth, made by his own hands to offer to his father to make offerings to Heaven and Earth and the Fairy Kings, Lang Lieu is a talented, intelligent, and filial son. King Hung said: Lang Lieu offered an offering in accordance with my will. Lang Lieu will succeed our throne, ask Tien Vuong to testify.
Lang Lieu is a good person, with enough intelligence to take care of all people and succeed his father. Giving the throne to Lang Lieu is in accordance with the will of heaven and the will of Hung Vuong. The legend of banh chung and banh day has entered the traditional Lunar New Year custom of the Vietnamese people. Our people have built customs out of simple but meaningful things. In the afternoon of 30th, the sound of the pestle pounding banh chung resounded throughout the hamlet. How warm is the scene where the whole family is excitedly surrounding the pink fire to cook green banh chung. On the ancestral altar, there must be a couple of pairs of banh chung and a tray of banh chung to make it New Year.
The legend of banh chung and banh day is in the array of fairy tales explaining the origin of things that appeared after the reign of King Hung built the country. The legend of betel nut explains the custom of eating betel nut. The legend of watermelon explains the origin of watermelon… Behind the interesting explanation of the origin of banh chung and banh chung is the reality of the life of the Vietnamese ancestors – a people with a long-standing wet rice civilization . At that time, our people had the techniques of cultivating, raising, and processing special dishes that were both delicious and meaningful.
The story is also a profound lesson on how to choose people with virtue and talent to rule the country and take care of all people. Therefore, although it was born thousands of years ago, up to now, the story still has its meaning intact.
Essay expressing feelings about the story “Banh Chung, Banh Giay” No. 8
If the legend of “The Dragon and the Fairy’s descendants” helps us to explain the origin and ancestors of mankind, the legend of “Banh Chung, Banh Giay” explains to us about the origin of those two types of cakes and traditional our people’s ancestor worship system. The story left me with deep feelings.
This legend has helped me better understand the origin of banh chung and banh day. The story is about the 6th Hung Vuong dynasty, after defeating the invading An invaders, the king gathered all the princes and announced that he would pass the throne to the person who found delicious food and placed it on the ancestral altar in the past. Feast of the Kings. While other princes were racing to buy gifts, Lang Lieu – the 18th prince still did not know what to offer to his ancestors. One day, Lang Lieu dreamed that a god came to tell him, so he took green beans, pork, and sticky rice and wrapped them into two kinds of cakes. One type of circle represents heaven, one type of square represents the earth. The king’s father was very pleased with Lang Lieu’s offering and decided to pass the throne to him.
“Banh Chung, Banh Giay” also reflects the hard work of our people. Although Lang Lieu is a prince, he works hard all year round. Since growing up, she lived alone to take care of the fields, growing rice and growing potatoes. After being instructed by the god, “he chose the fragrant, pure white glutinous rice, washed it thoroughly, took green beans and pork as the filling, wrapped it in a square with dong leaves in the garden, and cooked it for a day and a night. mushy”. He made a square cake that his father named Chung cake because it was a symbol of the land. The same rice, he made it up, pounded it, and molded it into a round shape” that his father named banh giay because it was a symbol of heaven. From there, it shows that he must be a creative person to think of a way to make those two cakes.
Through this, the story also contains profound educational value. Banh giay represents heaven, banh chung represents earth. “The fatty meats, green beans, and dong leaves are symbolic of animals, plants and animals of all kinds. Leaves on the outside, and the taste inside is meant to protect each other.” This is actually a reminder to children and grandchildren, reminding everyone to unite, work together, and take care of each other. King Hung’s words: “The enemy outside has been calmed down. But if the people are well-fed, the throne will be strong” showing that the king took the people as the root, valued farming and was grateful to his ancestors.
The story used the element of fantasy in the detail of the god in Lang Lieu’s dream. God appeared and said: “In heaven and earth, there is nothing more precious than a grain of rice. Only rice can feed people and never tire of eating. Other things are delicious, but rare, and people can’t make them. As for the rice, I planted it and grew a lot. Let’s use rice to make cakes for the Fairy King.” Because Lang Lieu was the one who suffered the most, he was instructed by the god to give the gift to the Tien Vuong. He will be a wise and wise king and will definitely take care of the people’s lives.
In addition, the images: dong leaves, fatty meat, melons and onions are all familiar images in daily life. It evokes a feeling of closeness and familiarity. Since then, the custom of making banh chung and banh chung has become a unique cultural feature of our nation. Every New Year comes spring, my whole family gathers around the fire to boil the green banh chung of dong leaves and share stories at work, at school or in life. Currently, this custom has been somewhat lost, but I hope that it will not be lost, but forever endure with time.
Essay expressing feelings about the story “Banh Chung, Banh Giay” No. 6
In folklore, magical elements are created from the magical characters of Mr. Buddha and Mrs. Tien, who have magic in order to help people with poor and unhappy fates, helping them to have a good life. “No matter who goes back and forth / Remember the death anniversary of the tenth of March”. In the ancestor worshiping tray of any family on the S-shaped strip of land, two very simple products are indispensable: banh chung and banh day. And we can not help but mention the legend “Banh Chung, Banh Day”.
In the context that the country has been peaceful, foreign invaders have been driven away, the country has entered a new stage, and our people have been able to live and live. At this time, setting out for the country a new task that is to keep the country peaceful and people’s well-being, as well as new policies to help the country become more and more prosperous. The king at this time was still very lucid, but at an advanced age, he could not reign forever, moreover the princes were all grown up and could completely follow in their father’s footsteps to lead the people.
An indispensable requirement of the king is to find a successor to the king so that person – with his talent and strength to succeed to the throne. But the king had twenty sons. Usually, kings will pass the throne to the eldest son, however, King Hung is a wise man when he disagrees with the idea that the throne must be passed to the eldest son, but must choose someone who has the ability, knowledge leading the people to live a happy and prosperous life. King Hung held a contest, the children would make a feast to worship the ancestors and “if I like it, I will pass the throne to”.
Here we see that King Hung is a wise and wise king, not a delicious meal but also “to please the king”, a good cook is not necessarily a good king. So what does King Hung mean? “What is pleasing me? That has also been shown in his words, it is important that the children understand the meaning and be quick to recognize it or not. A monarch must have great will, “connect our will”, have high talent, and have ambitions to make our people have a prosperous and happy life.
Lang Lieu himself was the eighteenth prince of the king, but fate, he was an orphan from a young age, estranged from his mother, from a very early age he lived a simple life like a farmer, he was disadvantaged in life. living, is the poorest of all his brothers, that’s why he is very industrious, hard working in the fields, growing rice, growing potatoes. He is a gentle man, living a simple life, close to the people, rich in kindness, living closely with the fields.
We do not see a noble, aloof prince, but he is a sincere laborer, living with the people, eating with the people, knowing that rice farming is the core of people’s lives. ta. He knows how to appreciate the products he made. He plows and hoes, working the land like a farmer. There are no precious treasures in the house, but a lot of corn, potatoes, and peanuts.
He is a person who respects his ancestors, respects his parents. Although he is estranged and abandoned, he does not have a resentful attitude towards his father, but on the contrary, still obeys his father and treats his father. a loving heart, keeping the religion as a son. He is also a man who respects his ancestors. His tossing and turning has shown his loyalty to his ancestors. The god who came and told him in a dream also expressed Lang Lieu’s “pleased with the people” for the people.
He is a creative and inventive person. When the god came to tell the dream, he only said to use rice to make cakes, not only how to make cakes, but with his intelligence, Lang Lieu created a very delicious, close and easy cake. He washed clean glutinous rice, cleaned green beans, combined with pork as the filling, wrapped seaweed leaves outside the square, then boiled. He named the cake as banh chung. Still using the main ingredient is glutinous rice, he cooked glutinous rice and pounded it, molded it into a circle, and named the cake “day cake”. Both of these cakes were boiled and brought to the king, who was praised by him.
The cake that Lang Lieu makes is not only delicious in terms of food but also has many other meanings. It shows the creativity and intelligence of the owner who made it, and it also has a symbolic meaning for the earth, heaven, and all things. Banh day represents heaven, banh chung represents the earth, dong leaves and pork represent birds and plants. Everything is a harmonious combination between nature and people. The image of a dong leaf tied on the outside symbolizes solidarity, caring for each other, “good leaves cover torn leaves”.
The king reminds us to love, to be kind to each other. The cake is not made from sea salt, from rare things that cannot be found, but it is made right from the materials available around us, from the familiar everyday grains of rice that produce delicious and meaningful cakes. such meaning. Lang Lieu satisfied his father and deserved to be the successor that his father wanted to inherit.
The legend of “banh chung, banh day” not only explains the origin of banh chung and banh day, but also sharpens it further, promoting the spirit of solidarity, taking the people as the root, attaching importance to farming, and respecting the grain of rice as a source. out, grateful to the ancestors, the origin of the nation.
Essay expressing feelings about the story “Banh Chung, Banh Giay” No. 3
Every year, every spring, we Vietnamese people are excited, happy to prepare dong leaves, grind beans, buy meat, pound rice, pack cakes. This place makes banh chung, other villages make banh chung. There is a place to make both banh chung and banh chung to worship ancestors, sacrifice to heaven and earth, welcome spring and pray for the new year to be full and healthy, and so on. That scene often reminds people to remember. Then they told each other the story of Banh Chung, Banh Giay.
This is a legend that appeared from the ancient Hung Vuong period. Creating this legend, his father wanted to explain the custom of making banh chung and banh day on New Year’s Day – a beauty in national cultural activities, and at the same time reminding his children to always respect Heaven and Earth, respect and honor God. Ancestors, appreciate the talents and qualities of farmers in the process of building and developing Vietnam’s agricultural civilization.
The circuTaxances in which that selection took place were: the foreign invaders had calmed down, the important task now is to “have a prosperous people” so that the country can be peaceful and develop. The king is old and weak and needs a successor. The throne has only one, while the king has twenty sons, know who to choose now. The special thing is that the successor to the king is not necessarily the eldest son but a virtuous person, more than all the other nineteen. It is a difficult “problem” to solve. From his math problem, the king posed problems and riddles for his children.
He commanded that: “… my successor must be able to succeed my will… on the occasion of the First King’s ceremony, whoever pleases me, I will pass the throne to him, with the King of Xian as witness”. Thus, the king has set two requirements to test your intellect, soul, talent, and actions. “Whoever can connect with my will… do as I please”, that is, must have great will, must be determined to realize the desire of the people to be rich and the country strong. “On the occasion of the Feast of the First King… with the witness of the Fairy King”, it means that the person who is promoted to the king must respect his ancestors, respect his parents, respect the people, have morals… In our country’s folk tales, Like many countries in the world, there are often situations that are “puzzles”. What King Hung demanded of the princes was a “puzzle”, a “problem” that was not easy to solve.
Regarding the situation, Lang Lieu is “the saddest person”. He was the eighteenth child, the last in line. Early orphaned mother, compared to brothers, “the most disadvantaged guy”. But Lang Lieu is a man of good quality. From the time he grew up, he lived alone, taking care of the fields, growing rice and growing potatoes. Although he is the son of a king and a prince, Lang Lieu lives close to the fields, close to the people, and has the nature of workers. His products and treasures are only potatoes and rice. Those grains of rice and potatoes have absorbed his sweat, effort and intelligence, contributing to a happy and prosperous life for himself and his family. However, compared with the precious things in the forest and in the sea that the brothers went to find to offer to their father, “potatoes and rice are too common”.
Before the “problem” of his father, Lang Lieu spent many nights awake and full of worries. And in the middle of a restless night, Lang Lieu met the god and was helped by the god. Why did Lang Lieu get help from God? Is it because he is a “most disadvantaged” but hardworking person who lives closest to the people. The god did not give specific instructions, but only suggested a slick and profound: “In heaven and earth, there is nothing as precious as a grain of rice. Only rice can sustain human life… Other things are delicious, but rare, but people cannot make them… Let’s make rice cakes…”. Perhaps, for Lang Lieu, this is a puzzle, a second “problem”. The first problem of the king – was difficult.
This problem is given by god, it’s more difficult. Who is god? This is the symbol of the spirit of heaven and earth, the wisdom of the people and also part of the subconscious and deep thoughts of Lang Lieu himself. If you are not someone who has experienced a lot of rain and sun, poured a lot of sweat and effort in the fields in the early morning to make rice seeds and potatoes, who can absorb the beauty, benefits, and shoulders? What is the role of rice to humans as God said to Lang Lieu? With Lang Lieu, the “math” of the god came from the outside, also the voice from his mind, heart, and flesh and blood. Therefore, he quickly understood God’s meaning: “The more he thought about it, the more he saw that what God said was true”. Understanding God’s will, Lang Lieu followed, but not mechanically, but smartly and creatively.
God just said “take rice to make cakes” just like that. However, Lang Lieu quickly solved the “problem” of the god. “So he chose the fragrant, pure white glutinous rice, each grain was round and round, washed thoroughly, took green beans and pork as the filling, wrapped it in a square with dong leaves in the garden, and cooked it for a day and a night. mushy. To change the taste, change the style, the same kind of sticky rice, he made it up, pounded it, and molded it into a circle. From a data “take rice to make cakes”, Lang Lieu has performed with many movements, combining so many ingredients to create a great answer that is two cakes with different shapes and different colors. , different flavors… So smart, so talented!
On Tien Vuong’s holiday, Lang Lieu’s products pleased his father and his courtiers. When eating cake, “everyone compliments it on delicious”, more delicious and unique than all the mountains, seafood, and spring rolls of other langs. “The round cake is a statue of God, we named it banh giay. Square cake is the statue of Earth… we named it Chung cake. Leaves are wrapped on the outside, and the taste inside is meant to protect each other. Lang Lieu offered an offering in accordance with my will. Lang Lieu will succeed our throne…”. The comment, which is also the reflection of the king when enjoying the products offered by Lang Lieu, is very reasonable, both profound and open, affirming the heart, intelligence and skillful and creative hands of the people. hard-working, intelligent child. It is also a word to honor the delicious taste, fragrant smell and great meaning of banh chung, banh day – products with strong Vietnamese flavor, bearing the identity of Vietnamese agricultural culture.
King Hung’s “problem” was completely and wonderfully solved. Banh Chung, Banh Giay won the first prize, Lang Lieu – the author of two cakes – deserves to be crowned king to rule the country, lead and teach all people. The king’s word – is also the will of the people to honor banh chung and banh chung as beautiful as songs, praising labor, praising agriculture and the value of Vietnamese agricultural civilization. Praise, then bestowed the throne on Lang Lieu, King Hung on behalf of the people promoted a filial son who respected his ancestors, knew how to listen to the teachings of the gods, … Lang Lieu is the symbol of the people. Cultural hero opening for Vietnamese heroes in the fields and villages of Vietnam!
In summary, the legend of Banh Chung and Banh Giay both explains the origin of Banh Chung and Banh Giay, and reflects the achievements of agricultural civilization at the beginning of the country’s founding with the attitude of upholding labor, upholding agriculture, and sportsmanship. showing respect for Heaven – Earth – Ancestors of our people. Although the story has few fantasy elements, it is still attractive because of many artistic details typical for folk stories: the main character Lang Lieu undergoes a talent contest, is helped by the gods, and is crowned king.
Listening to stories, or reading the text of the story, in us like to hum the last part – the words of King Hung praising the two types of cakes “The round cake is the statue of Heaven… The square cake is the statue of Earth, fatty meats, green beans, etc. Dong leaves are statues of animals, plants and animals of all kinds… Leaves are wrapped outside, and the taste inside is meant to care for each other…”. How lovely, worthy to be enjoyed, cherished and proud of how banh chung, banh day – the cake of the statue of Heaven, the statue of Earth, the symbol of Vietnam’s wet rice agricultural civilization. When welcoming spring, or every time you eat banh chung, banh day, remember the legend of these two types of cakes, you will find the cake is delicious, fragrant, fleshy, and sweet.
Essay expressing feelings about the story “Banh Chung, Banh Giay” No. 4
Tet – is the traditional holiday of the nation, is the day when all the children who have gone away can come back together to reunite with their families with the pot of banh chung filled with fragrant smoke or the petals of fresh peach blossoms gently blooming. in cold weather days. These days, everyone is busy going shopping together for Tet, cleaning up their house together and decorating their altars to worship their ancestors with strong smoke. And on the altar of every family on New Year’s Day, it is impossible not to have images of banh chung and banh chung bearing the culture of the nation.
Why are banh chung and banh day the representative images of the Vietnamese New Year? All will be answered in the story of Banh Chung and Banh Giay. The story begins when the king is old and wants to find among his children a person to inherit. The king had many children, but in order to choose the most worthy son for the throne, the king had to wonder and did not know what to do. Listening to the words of the courtiers, the king decided to choose a way to challenge all his children: whoever finds the gifts to offer to heaven and earth and their ancestors most pleasing to the king, the king will give the throne. taste for that person. All the princes felt very excited and wanted to quickly find the most precious things to offer to the king.
Among the king’s children, there was only one eighteenth prince named Lang Lieu. He was not like other princes, but he was a man with a kind and beautiful heart, always working hard at the farmer’s job without worrying about anything. Receiving the king’s order, he felt extremely worried and did not know where to find an offering to suit the king’s will but still spoke his heart for his father. His other brothers have all found valuable things that his father would probably like such as a pair of peacocks, bear hands, phoenix balls, etc. .
The day the princes offered the king the offerings that people had found and made. Everyone is excited because they are confident in their own products. Those are all expensive products, but only Lang Lieu’s products are the most simple cakes. Standing among the luxurious dishes, Lang Lieu feels that his two cakes are really simple. But after that, the king tasted each dish one by one and was still not satisfied. Finally, his father saw two unique cakes of Lang Lieu.
He and the courtiers felt very surprised. When he tasted these two cakes, he was even more surprised. His cakes eat and feel like he has tasted both the flavors of heaven and earth and the subtleties in each grain of rice. Lang Lieu said that his two cakes represent heaven and earth. The square cake is the sky, its green color as shown by the plants and trees on the ground. The gentle blue color wrapped around each pearl of heaven and earth is called banh chung. The round cake is the shoe cake. The circle is the symbol of the vast sky, heaven and earth coexist together and become symbols of the country.
The king felt very happy because he had found the most meaningful cake to offer to his ancestors, showing the very morality of heaven and earth. Because the country is an agricultural country, so in the products of farmers, the rice grain is the most important thing. We must appreciate the products themselves and understand the difficulties and hardships of farmers so that we can know the difficulties and hardships of farmers and find ways to help the country develop. develop. In the end, he was given the throne by the king to replace his father to rule the country.
In a nutshell, the story tells the origin of banh chung, banh giay – the cakes that carry the meaning of the nation and through this, our forefathers generation also voiced their thoughts, praising the children. gentle and kind people: in the meek meets the good.
Essay expressing feelings about the story “Banh Chung, Banh Giay” No. 5
In folk tales, the appearance of Gods, Fairies, Buddhas, and Buddhas… has created a mythical element, a magical element. These supernatural characters aim to help and sustain the poor, defend the weak, grant miracles to good people, and punish the bad and evil in life. The legend of Banh Chung and Banh Giay also has the character of God. The god appeared in a dream, telling Lang Lieu that he had just succeeded to the throne, “although it is true, it is not quite enough. Incomplete at what point? Because that opinion has not mentioned the human factor, human role. It was Lang Lieu and the king.
Lang Lieu is a prince who “only takes care of the fields, grows rice, grows potatoes …”. He was a virtuous prince, very industrious, living near the people, knowing that farming was the basic occupation of the nation. He was orphaned by his mother, was a prince who was “underdog” in the royal family, so he was given a plan and maintained by God. The fact that Lang Lieu meets God in a dream means that Lang Lieu is popular with the people, because “the god told him like the people told him”.
Lang Lieu is a very creative person. God only talked about the value of rice, and told Lang Lieu to use rice to make cakes, not just about how to make cakes. However, Lang Lieu knew how to wash clean glutinous rice, take green beans and pork as the filling, pack dong leaves into square cakes and cook them; know glutinous rice, pound it, shape it into a circle. Lang Lieu used ingredients available from farmers and from his hometown, creating two very delicious cakes. You are very deserving of all the noble awards.
Lang Lieu’s cakes are not only delicious but also have many deep and good meanings. Banh Giay symbolizes Heaven, Banh Chung symbolizes Earth. Fatty meat, green beans, dong leaves are statues of animals, plants of all kinds. It can be said that it is the harmony between man and heaven and earth, nature and creation. The outer leaves are wrapped, the taste inside is the meaning of caring for each other. King Hung through a green banh chung wrapped in dong leaves that raised the lesson of love and solidarity. The king pondered the lessons of protecting the country from the princes and the courtiers. Banh chung, banh day with that noble symbol have shown the mind of talent, especially the loyalty of Lang Lieu. Lang Lieu satisfied his father’s wishes, deserved to be handed the throne by King Hung, and witnessed by Tien Vuong.
This legend explains the origin and humanity of banh chung and banh day. The story reveals the pride of a traditional beauty of our country with a very strong traditional Tet flavor. And that is the good identity of Vietnamese culture and culture.
More deeply, the legend of Banh Chung, Banh Giay also shows the consciousness of taking water, taking the people as the root, attaching importance to farming, cherishing rice grains, grateful to ancestors, respecting Heaven and Earth with all kind hearts, sincerity of our Vietnamese people.
Essay expressing feelings about the story “Banh Chung, Banh Giay” No. 2
“Spring follows mother’s hair
Long and short feelings
The best of the best…
Green banh chung is still the same
Delicious from the bottom of my heart
Silver of time is loose
The square is bound to look forward!”
Banh chung and banh shoe are two kinds of cakes with bold Vietnamese soul. Every New Year’s Eve, how happy we are when the moment we sit by the red fire and watch the pot of banh chung cook, choose the most square and most beautiful cakes to put on the altar of our grandparents. So have you ever wondered about the origin of banh chung? Who invented it and what do the cakes mean? Surely, we will find our own answer when listening to the legend of banh chung and banh day. It is an interesting and profound story.
Legend has it that when Hung Vuong gets old, he wants to have a successor, he hopes that the successor must be virtuous, talented and agreeable, so he tells his children to make a feast for Tien Vuong, whoever pleases the family. The king is given the throne. Unlike his brothers, who all buy delicious foods and exotic foods, Lang Lieu, the youngest brother in the family, has suffered many disadvantages because his mother was orphaned at a young age, so he is very sad and doesn’t know what to do. festival of Tien Vuong. As someone who is used to farm work, he is diligent, so in the house there is a lot of rice, but there is nothing for rare and delicious things, where can you find precious treasures in the forest and under the sea.
Thanks to his gentle and kind behavior, Lang Lieu was helped by a god and warned in his dream: “There is nothing in heaven and earth as precious as a grain of rice. Only rice grains feed people and never get bored eating them. Other things, though delicious, are rare and cannot be made by humans. As for the rice, we plant it ourselves, and the more we grow, the more we get. Let’s use rice to make cakes and celebrate the Fairy King”. As a knowledgeable, inquisitive and creative person, cherishing the labor and the value of rice grains, he took rice to make cakes, choosing fragrant, pure white, round sticky rice with green bean paste and pork. , dong leaves make cake wrappers and cook until tender. Then pound the glutinous rice and mold it into a circle.
The ingredients for making cakes are simple, close to the people, available but have great value. A grain of rice is made of salty sweat, a sun and two dew of workers, that grain of rice is a pearl of heaven, the crystallization of the purest, purest things of nature and hands. workers. Those two cakes were so sacred and noble, Lang Lieu finally received his most worthy reward when his sacrifice was praised by the king and his courtiers.
It is the most special, the most beautiful, the best and the only one of the many trays of Lang. Round cakes represent heaven, square cakes represent earth. Fatty meat, green beans, and dong leaves represent plants and animals. Nature, earth, and sky are wrapped in those beautiful cakes, symbolizing a country full of warmth, fullness and peace, where people live in harmony with nature, happily and unitedly, care and help each other. Lang Lieu is indeed the most worthy person to succeed the king with his will, energy, good virtues and kind and sincere heart.
By building magical details, the story of Banh Chung, Banh Giay has created an attractive and attractive plot. Surely now you also know more about the origin of these two types of cakes, right?. This is the typical cake for the traditional Tet holiday in our country. In addition, it is also the gratitude of the workers for heaven and earth, our ancestors in the past. It also proves the great achievements of wet rice agriculture in our country. In addition, the story also leaves us with a lesson about the value of a noble and beautiful life, and the precious and rare treasures cannot be compared with the human heart. The most beautiful is the closest, the simplest. The most valuable thing must come from the labor and heart of the person who made it.
Fatty meat, melon and onions, Tet couplets
Tree Miraculous, green banh chung”
The Chung cake, the shoe cake that carries the whole wet rice civilization, is the most beautiful thing that nature has to offer. Because of that, they become the soul of the Vietnamese New Year, bearing the imprint of Vietnamese culture and people.