The custom of finding another “dad”  

Sichuan has a festival during the Rain Water period called the “Rain Water Festival.” There is also an interesting activity among the people called “Finding another ‘dad.’” In this activity, parents try to find and admit another man as their children’s “dad” on this day to bless and pray for the health and safety of their children.

In ancient times, people would like to find a great master to ask for good fortune for their children, and they needed to find another “dad” to bless their children to grow up healthy and safe.

This kind of activity can be traced back to the bad medical conditions of those times, when many children’s diseases could not be cured at all. Therefore, parents wanted to draw support from another “dad” to bring up their children. As time passed, this activity became a kind of custom.


Translated by Lv Jing

Editor: Wen Yi

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