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The origin of playing cards
- Sep 12, 2018 -

The French understood the four suits as spears, squares, clove leaves and red hearts; the Germans understood the four suits as leaves, bells, acorns and hearts; the Italians understood the four suits as swords, coins, crutches and glasses; The Swiss interpret the four suits as acorns, bells, flowers and shields; the British understand the four suits as shovel, diamonds, clover and red hearts. The color of playing cards has a lot to do. There are two kinds of sayings: one is that these four colors represent the four main industries of the society at that time, in which spades represent spears and symbolize military personnel; plums represent three-leaf flowers, symbolizing agriculture; squares represent bricks used by artisans. Tile; the peach represents the red heart and symbolizes the pastor. The other is that these four colors are derived from the patterns of ancient European divination objects, in which the spades represent olive leaves and symbolize peace; the plums are clover, which means lucky; the squares are in the shape of diamonds, symbolizing wealth; and the red hearts are red hearts. , symbolizing wisdom and love.

The 54 patterns of playing cards are also very wonderful to explain: the king represents the sun, the little king represents the moon, and the remaining 52 cards represent 52 weeks of the year; the four colors of red peach, square, plum, and spades symbolize spring , summer, autumn, winter four seasons; each suit has 13 cards, indicating that each season has 13 weeks. If J, Q, and K are regarded as 11, 12, and 13 points, Dawang and Xiaowang are half a point, and the total number of points of a deck of cards is exactly 365 points. In the following year, the big and the small kings were counted as 1 point, a total of 366 points.


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