When Tet comes, we prepare to buy necessary items for the family, in which it is indispensable for the five-fruit tray, let’s find out the explanations about the five-fruit tray through the article below.
1. Outline explanations about the five-fruit tray on Tet holiday:
Opening: About the five-fruit tray on New Year’s Day: Spring comes, Banh chung, banh chung, candy, Tet jam cake or peach blossom and apricot flowers are indispensable on the ancestral altar with a tray of five fruits.
Five kinds of fruits on the five-fruit tray are grown and cared for by farmers, which are fragrant and sweet fruits that nature has bestowed → Precious fruits, descendants offer to grandparents and ancestors on the first day of the year.
– “Five” means five, the fruit is a fruit tree, “fruit” also symbolizes the fruits of human labor after so much hard work to enjoy the sweet fruit.
The five fruits represent the five elements that make up all things according to the theory of the five elements in the material world: metal, wood, water, fire, and earth.
The five-fruit tray also symbolizes the Vietnamese people’s dream to achieve the five blessings of Lam Mon in the beauty of national culture, which are happiness, preciousness, longevity, khanh, and Ninh.
=> Bringing the devotion of children and grandchildren, containing deep cultural values.
– In the South, the five-fruit tray includes: Coconut, mango, papaya, fig, custard-apple with the simple wish of “doing well”.
– In the North, people often choose grapefruit, tangerine, banana, persimmon with the dream of being full. The five-fruit tray is usually displayed in the middle of the altar, on the highest tray, next to other offerings such as jam, tea, and cake.
– How to carefully and delicately select each type of fruit in the five-fruit tray.
End: The five-fruit tray on Tet holiday is the core beauty of the national culture. Whether now or forever, descendants still cannot forget the tradition of making a tray of five fruits every spring to offer to the ancestral altar.
2. The best presentations about the five-fruit tray:
2.1. Sample lesson 1 – The best presentation of the five-fruit tray:
On Tet holiday, whether in the city or in the countryside, rich or poor, on the altar of ancestors or on the reception table, almost every house displays a five-fruit tray that is both beautiful and comfortable.
I don’t know when this custom has existed, is it true that there are four seasons of fruit trees in our country, especially in the spring, the more fruits are? It is the blessing of nature, heaven and earth. Youth is more precious. Offering blessings to heaven, worshiping grandparents and ancestors in the early days of spring is a beautiful custom full of humanity.
On the 30th day of the first lunar month, every family puts a tray of five fruits and many other products on the altar. The five-fruit tray is usually displayed on a lathe wooden tray, painted with gilded vermilion, with legs, called a casket. If there is no tray, it can be displayed on a large plate but must be placed on a stack of banh chung to create elegance, solemnity and respect.
According to folklore, “fruit” (fruit) is considered a symbol of the fruits of a year’s labor. Our forefathers chose 5 fruits to offer New Year’s Eve with the implication: These are the products crystallized from the efforts, sweat and tears of the working people, offered to heaven, earth and gods at the right time, seconds. sacred minutes of the universe. Those thoughts and images have been ingrained in the minds of Vietnamese people for generations. It’s called a five-fruit tray, but in fact, no one knows the regulations, but depending on the locality with its own climate, products, and concepts, people choose the type of fruit to “design” the five-fruit tray. fruits. However, regardless of the type of fruit, the five-fruit tray still has a common meaning: Offered to ancestors to show filial piety and pray for good things in the family. Each type of fruit has its own flavor, color and also carries certain meanings.
The southern five-fruit tray is also different from the North. The Northern five-fruit tray usually has: Grapefruit, peach, tangerine, banana, persimmon. Sometimes people replace pomelo with Buddha’s hand or pomegranate The five-fruit tray in the South still keeps the tradition of custard apple, fig, Siamese coconut, papaya, mango that women often have the basic concept that every word has a meaning. its own.
The five-fruit tray displayed below is a bunch of old green bananas, an even bunch of bananas or two small bunches of bananas put together like a curved pedestal consisting of 2 floors that completely support other fruits. There is a color combination here, a beautiful five-fruit tray with vibrant colors. In the middle of the dark green pedestal, formerly displayed the Buddha’s hand, but now rarely planted, often replaced by a large pomelo, the bigger the better. The ripe yellow pomelos stand out on the green banana pedestal. The ripe red fruits are arranged around, the spots below alternate between yellow tangerines and turquoise apples, on the fruit stalks deliberately leaving many green leaves as dotted lines.
The five-fruit tray has made the Tet holiday scene and the worship space more cozy, brilliant and harmonious. It vividly expresses the philosophical – belief – aesthetic thought on Tet holiday. Learning about the five-fruit tray is also learning about the roots, history and good traditions for us to remember our ancestors.
2.2. Sample lesson 2 – The best presentation of the five-fruit tray:
According to the ancient materialist point of view, all matter is composed of five initial elements: metal, wood, water, fire and earth – called the five elements. This thought has penetrated deeply into the cultural life of the peoples of the East. The custom of displaying the five-fruit tray on the altar on the traditional Tet holiday of the Vietnamese people is one of the manifestations of this thought.
The five-fruit tray consists of five fruits that according to feng shui are the five elements that make up the universe of all things: metal, wood, water, fire, and earth, commonly known as the five elements. But according to the folk concept, five fruits also mean cereals, five kinds of plants with seeds were taught to grow by King Shen Nong from the beginning, namely: Rice, glutinous rice, noodles, sesame and beans (known in ancient Chinese as rice, glutinous rice, noodles, and beans). Dig, try, block, pulse, real). But on the five-fruit tray, you can’t see these 5 seed-bearing plants, but there are 5 types of fruits that Vietnamese people often use and call their names in rhymes, implying the wish for a prosperous life: coconut, fullness, mango, pineapple. Cauliflower is custard apple or custard apple (called in the North), coconut (in the South, read as medium), papaya, mango, and pineapple. The wish is so small, so humble, as a prayer to the ancestors, heaven and earth prove that small wish is: “Pray just enough to use fragrant”.
The five-fruit tray symbolizes the fruit of a year of hard work plus the Vietnamese people’s wish for a peaceful and prosperous life on the first day of the new year, the humanity of our people. It not only shows the gratitude to heaven and earth, the ancestors of the descendants, but also shows the will to rise up for the prosperous and strong life of people at all times. Whether in the city or in the countryside, everyone desires such a life.
If you want a beautiful five-fruit tray, you can display an arbitrary number of fruits, as long as there are as many colors as possible. According to feng shui, there are enough five elements to form heaven and earth. The green color of grapefruit, watermelon, coconut, custard apple mixed with the red color of plum, tangerine, fig and the yellow color of mango and papaya will create a vivid beauty for the five-fruit tray displayed on the altar during the three days of Tet. .
Normally, there should be a bunch of bananas or a bunch of bananas high to make the legs firm, behind should put grapefruit, coconut, watermelon or pineapple as a fulcrum and then arrange tangerines, oranges, plums, custard-apple or custard-apple. Sure, then stack the small fruits on top. Pay attention to insert firmly to create a solid, non-discrete connection for the fruit tray. In addition to the five-fruit tray, there are other offerings such as banh chung, banh tet, tea, wine, cake, jam, a vase of red lilies or yellow chrysanthemums, especially indispensable a yellow apricot branch or a peach branch. Red is the soul of the traditional Tet holiday.
The five-fruit tray makes the Tet holiday scene more lively, the atmosphere in the house more warm, filled with spring colors. It carries the life philosophy, beliefs and traditional culture of the Vietnamese people. In particular, the five-fruit tray is also inherited, educating about the roots and ancestors so that future generations can know and learn the benevolent deeds of the previous generation. Therefore, the five-fruit tray is an indispensable cultural feature in the traditional Tet holiday of the nation and in every Vietnamese family.
3. The most outstanding presentation of the five-fruit tray:
Lunar New Year is the biggest holiday of the year for Vietnamese people, every spring, people eagerly welcome the new year. Besides banh chung, banh day, confectionery, Tet jam or peach blossom, apricot blossom is an indispensable thing on the altar of ancestors in the five-fruit tray on Tet.
The five-fruit tray is not only beautifully shaped and displayed on the altar, but also has many beautiful cultural and religious meanings. When spring comes, the trees also sprout. The results are all from the caring hands of farmers and crystallize from the quintessence that heaven and earth bestowed. Every fruit is beautiful and precious, and children and grandchildren offer it to their grandparents as paying homage to their ancestors, ancestors are also offering to heaven and earth but the most quintessential flower scent to pray for peace and blessings for the new year. That is the beauty of humanity in the traditional New Year’s Day, which has been preserved for generations, and continues to be cherished and promoted today.
Why is it often called a five-fruit tray? “Five” means five, the fruit is a fruit tree, “fruit” also symbolizes the fruits of human labor after many hardships to enjoy the sweet fruit. According to the theory of the five elements, the five fruits also represent the five elements that make up all things: metal, wood, water, fire, and earth. In addition, the “five-fruit tray” also represents the Vietnamese people’s desire to achieve the five blessings in the beauty of the national culture, which are happiness, preciousness, longevity, khan, and Ninh. However, whatever the meaning, it still carries a beautiful value in the culture of the nation to celebrate Tet.
The five-fruit tray is usually displayed in the center of the altar, on the highest tray. On large crockery or on shiny copper plates. Depending on the concept and customs of each locality, people choose different fruits to display the five-fruit tray. For example, in the South, people choose to offer coconuts, mangoes, papayas, figs, and custards with the simple wish of “full fortune”, while in the North, people often choose pomelos, tangerines, bananas, persimmons, and persimmons. , pink. with wishes. full and warm dreams. In the Central region, the five-fruit tray often has bananas, guava, grapes, mangoes, tangerines… In addition, depending on the preferences and conditions of each family, it is possible to choose and display many other fruits. Although they have different forms, they all have the meaning of respecting the descendants to heaven and earth, and ancestors wish for a peaceful life, a favorable business year, luck and success. In the five-fruit tray, the homeowner often chooses large and beautiful bunches of bananas, all placed in the middle, the bananas are as big as a big hand to support other fruits, harmoniously coordinating colors and lines. design, usually choose one style and one color for each style. Placing a pyramidal five-fruit tray means prosperity, development, reaching new heights of success and glory.
Before presenting the five-fruit tray, the owner pays great attention to the selection of each type of fruit. The fruit should be tight, smooth and often broken with the stem to create an elegant appearance. The selected fruit should not be too ripe or too young to lose its palatability. Next to the five-fruit tray on the altar are other offerings arranged neatly. It is banh chung, tea, jam, wine and yellow chrysanthemum flowers arranged beautifully and delicately. Whether the owner is rich or poor, rural or urban, the Tet meal tray on the ancestral altar is always full and cozy.
The five-fruit tray on Tet holiday is the core beauty of the national culture. Whether now or forever, descendants still cannot forget the tradition of making a tray of five fruits every spring to offer to the ancestral altar.
“Tet is here
There is a tray of five fruits
Side of green banh chung
Banana, custard apple
Dragon fruit, bold grapefruit
Hey mandarin pear
Baby chooses five
Arranged in a tray”
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