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年糕的故事

年糕的故事

伍子胥建「闔閭城」埋年糕

伍子胥建「闔閭城」埋年糕

相傳西元前514年吳王闔閭派伍子胥興建王城「闔閭城」,吳王死後由兒子夫差繼位。好大喜功的夫差一心想討爭齊國,遭到伍子胥多次勸諫,導致夫差極為惱怒。伍子胥認為自己終究會遭來殺身之禍,於是吩咐他的隨從,倘若王城遭到圍攻斷糧,可在象門下挖掘三尺取糧。伍子胥果真遭小人誣陷得賜死之禍。爾後吳國遭到越王勾踐討伐圍困王城,飢餓之際,伍子胥的部下忽然想到象門一事,挖掘之後發現一堆城磚由糯米而做。百姓靠此度過劫難,之後並在過年之時以糯米製磚供奉伍子胥,這糯米磚就成了「年糕」的由來。

相傳西元前514年吳王闔閭派伍子胥興建王城「闔閭城」,吳王死後由兒子夫差繼位。好大喜功的夫差一心想討爭齊國,遭到伍子胥多次勸諫,導致夫差極為惱怒。伍子胥認為自己終究會遭來殺身之禍,於是吩咐他的隨從,倘若王城遭到圍攻斷糧,可在象門下挖掘三尺取糧。伍子胥果真遭小人誣陷得賜死之禍。爾後吳國遭到越王勾踐討伐圍困王城,飢餓之際,伍子胥的部下忽然想到象門一事,挖掘之後發現一堆城磚由糯米而做。百姓靠此度過劫難,之後並在過年之時以糯米製磚供奉伍子胥,這糯米磚就成了「年糕」的由來。

Story of Sticky Rice Cake

Story of Sticky Rice Cake

Cakes buried underground

Cakes buried underground

514 B.C. the general Wu Zixu built a fortress for the King of Wu kingdom. After the king passed away, the king's son took over his throne. The son was more of an aggressive king and planned to invade another country. He was many times pleaded not to do so by Wu Zixu, which led to his grudges against Wu Zixu. Wu Zixu predicted that soon the death would came upon him, thus he told his subordinates that if one day the fortress is being sieged by enemy and people are starving, they should dig into the ground under the Xian Gate. As predicted the death came upon Xu Zixu. The King gave Wu Zixu a sword and ordered him to commit suicide. After the death of Wu Zixu. Yue army sieged the fortress. Upon starvation, Wu Zixu's subordinates dug out the buried brick and was surprised that they were made of sticky rice. In memory of the general, people started to bake sticky rice cake for New Year's feast.

514 B.C. the general Wu Zixu built a fortress for the King of Wu kingdom. After the king passed away, the king's son took over his throne. The son was more of an aggressive king and planned to invade another country. He was many times pleaded not to do so by Wu Zixu, which led to his grudges against Wu Zixu. Wu Zixu predicted that soon the death would came upon him, thus he told his subordinates that if one day the fortress is being sieged by enemy and people are starving, they should dig into the ground under the Xian Gate. As predicted the death came upon Xu Zixu. The King gave Wu Zixu a sword and ordered him to commit suicide. After the death of Wu Zixu. Yue army sieged the fortress. Upon starvation, Wu Zixu's subordinates dug out the buried brick and was surprised that they were made of sticky rice. In memory of the general, people started to bake sticky rice cake for New Year's feast.

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