The 24 Solar Terms

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The 24 Solar Terms
The Twenty-four Solar Terms show the relationship between the universe, seasons, climate and agriculture, which is a unique creation by Chinese ancestors. Its establishment was closely associated with Chinese agricultural production. At the initial stage of agricultural development, people began to explore rules of nature since agricultural production was highly subject to seasonal changes. Thus, the Twenty-four Solar Terms that can indicate the changes of seasons and climate came into being, and they were used to guide sowing, harvesting and other agricultural activities. To date, it has functioned as an indispensable tool to guide the agricultural production in China.

立春 the Beginning of Spring (1st solar term)Feb.3,4, or 5
雨水 Rain Water (2nd solar term)Feb.18,19 or 20
惊蜇 the Waking of Insects (3rd solar term)Mar.5,6, or 7
春分 the Spring Equinox (4th solar term)Mar.20,21 or 22
清明 Pure Brightness (5th solar term)Apr.4,5 or 6
谷雨 Grain Rain (6th solar teram)Apr.19,20 or 21
 立夏 the Beginning of Summer (7th solar term)May 5,6 or 7
小满 Lesser Fullness of Grain (8th solar term)May 20,21 or 22
芒种 Grain in Beard (9th solar term)Jun.5,6 or 7
夏至 the Summer Solstice (10th solar term)Jun.21 or 22
小暑 Lesser Heat (11th solar term)Jul.6,7 or 8
大暑 Greater Heat (12th solar term)Jul.22,23 or 24
立秋 the Beginning of Autumn (13th solar term)Aug.7,8 or 9
处暑 the End of Heat (14th solar term)Aug.22,23 or 24
白露 White Dew (15th solar term)Sep.7,8 or 9
秋分 the Autumn Equinox (16th solar term)Sep.22,23 or 24
寒露 Cold Dew (17th solar term)Oct.8 or 9
霜降 Frost's Descent (18th solar term)Oct.23 or 24
 立冬 the Beginning of Winter (19th solar term)Nov.7 or 8
小雪 Lesser Snow (20th solar term)Nov.22 or 23
大雪 Greater Snow (21th solar term)Dec.6,7 or 8
冬至 the Winter Solstice (22th solar term)Dec.21,22 or 23
小寒 Lesser Cold (23th solar term)Jan.5,6 or 7
大寒 Greater Cold (24th solar term)Jan.20 or 2
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