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Wisdom Hidden in Playing Cards

Mar. 26, 2020

Nothing happens, people often like to play a few pokers for fun. But there is considerable wisdom in playing cards, do you know? Plastic Dice Supplier uncovers the wisdom hidden in playing cards.

First, the generation of playing cards

At the beginning of the Zhou Dynasty, it was said that the young King Zhou Cheng played a game of "cutting the leaves of the leaves for the purpose" with his brother and uncle Yu in the palace court. This is the most primitive form of playing cards. In the Tang Dynasty, a monograph on "Leaf Opera" has appeared, which shows that it is quite mature as a game "Leaf Opera". This "leaf play" card form has continued to the vast rural areas of northern China today, as a paper printing method of Mahjong cards. In the 14th century, playing cards spread to Europe, and the Europeans quickly transformed it. The earliest solitaire cards in Europe were made entirely by hand and were very expensive, only the nobles of the princes could afford to play. In the 15th century, woodcut printing and paper printing technology appeared in Europe, and cards became popular. In the 18th century, Cards Game returned to China. Therefore, many people think that playing cards are foreign, which is very wrong.

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Second, the suit of playing cards

There are four suits of playing cards: spades, squares, plums, and hearts. People of all countries give different cultural explanations to the four suits based on their national culture. The French understand the four suits as spears, squares, lilac leaves and red hearts; the Germans understand the four suits as leaves, bells, acorns and red hearts; the Italians understand the four suits as swords, coins, crutches and wine glasses; The Swiss interpreted the four suits as acorns, bells, flowers and shields; the British interpreted the four suits as shovel, diamond, clover and red heart.

There are two more concentrated statements: one is that the four suits represented the four major industries of the society at the time, of which spades represented soldiers; plum blossoms represented agriculture; squares represented craftsmen; and red peaches represented pastors. The other is that spades represent olive leaves, symbolizing peace; plums are clover, which means luck; squares are diamond-shaped, symbolizing wealth; and red peaches are red hearts, symbolizing wisdom and love.

And now we often say: the four colors of red peach, square, plum, spade symbolize the four seasons of spring, summer, autumn, and winter. Among them, red peach and square represent day, and plum and spade represent dark night.

Third, the points of playing cards

Playing cards are a microcosm of the calendar. Of the 54 cards, 52 are positive, indicating that there are 52 weeks in a year, and two are secondary cards. The king represents the sun and the king represents the moon.

Each suit in the playing card is exactly 13 cards, each quarter is 13 weeks, each quarter is 91 days, the points of the 13 cards add up to exactly 91 points, and the four suit points add up to 364, Then add the point of Xiao Wang, which is 365 points, which is exactly equal to the number of days in a year. If you add the point of a King, it is 366 days, which is exactly the number of days in a leap year.

There are 12 JQK cards in the playing card, which indicates that there are 12 months in a year and that the sun passes through 12 constellations in a year.

Types of playing cards

Divided by shape: the most common are rectangles, as well as squares, circles, hearts, gourds, christmas trees, snowmen, shoes, etc.;

According to the material: the most common is paper, as well as gold and silver foil, cloisonne, bamboo, beef bone horns, glass steel, elephant bone and ivory, etc.;

According to the picture: the most common are four suits, as well as characters, flowers, birds, paper cuts, animals, Facebook, cartoon patterns, countries, place names, utensils, fashion, etc.;

Divided by purpose: the most common are entertainment, as well as art collections, advertising dissemination, magic shows, liquor orders, divination, etc.

The above is the information about playing cards introduced by Tabletop Game Manufacturer.

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