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08:57, May 24, 2012

White Dews

Edited and translated by Xue Meng, People's Daily Online

White Dews

When “White Dews” comes, the temperature decreases further and the weather gets cooler. In the morning, you can see the dew on the grass and trees. “White Dews” happens around September 7 every year when the sun reaches the celestial longitude of 165 degrees. At this point, the swan goose and swallow fly back to south and birds start to store food for winter. When the day comes, the cool autumn wind blows across the vast land on the north of the Huaihe River from north to south. In many places of China, the air is clear, the sky is high and the clouds are peaceful. People can often feel the gentle autumn breeze blowing.

Traditional Customs
In Fuzhou, people eat longan on this day. It’s said that eating longan on “White Dews” can provide a lot of nutrition to human’s body, like eating a whole chicken. In Nanjing, people drink “White Dews” tea. There is also the tradition of drinking “White Dews” rice wine, made of cereals such as sticky rice, sorghum.

Healthy Living Tips
“White Dews” is a typical solar term in autumn. It’s a peak season for allergic conditions and bronchial asthma. It’s better to eat less prawns, fish and seafood. This season is also very dry, making people feel thirsty all the time. Eating ginseng may help.

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