Culture: Do you know Chinese traditional festival-Li Xia?

EagleHeadline | Jun. 18, 2017

When you first hear Li xia, you will feel confused about it. Is it a person? Is it a kind of food? Absolutely not! It is an important Chinese day symbolizing the beginning of the summer. Let's know more about it!

The traditional Chinese lunar calendar sees the start of the solar term Li Xia, or the "Start of Summer", at 3:31 p.m(Beijing time) on Friday. As the seventh solar term and the first of summer, Li Xia signifies an increase in temperatures as well as thunderstorms. Ancient Chinese folklore says that crops planted in the spring have all grown tall by this point.

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