Latest News:  
Beijing   Sunny/Cloudy    29 / 16 ℃  City Forecast

Home>>People's Daily Online Originals

Beautiful views of the 24 solar terms (20)

(People's Daily Online)

08:57, May 24, 2012

Light Snow

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

Light Snow

Introduction
When the sun reaches the celestial longitude of 240 degrees on November 22 to November 23 each year, it’s the time for “Light Snow”. Some areas along the Yellow River start to snow. It’s usually light snow, freezing in the night and melting in the morning. The soil is not cold enough, and snow can’t accumulate a lot on the ground. During this period, the rainbow is gone since it doesn’t rain anymore. The Yang Qi goes up and Yin Qi flows down and all things lost vitality.

Traditional Customs
Traditional food for this day is glutinous rice cake. In ancient times, glutinous rice cake is traditional sacrificial offerings. It’s used by farmers to sacrifice for the “God of Ox”. Nowadays, it’s a popular food in south China. After this day, farmers also start to make preserved meat, to eat in the coming Spring Festival.

Healthy Living Tips
In order to prevent blood viscosity from increasing, it’s better to eat food which can protect vascular, such as the root of red-rooted salvia, hawthorn, black fungus, tomato and celery. Food like balsam pear, corn, buckwheat and carrots can also reduce blood fat. When it’s cold and damp outside, it’s good to eat some temperately tonifying foods such as beef and mutton.

【1】 【2】 【3】 【4】 【5】 【6】 【7】 【8】 【9】 【10】
【11】 【12】 【13】 【14】 【15】 【16】 【17】 【18】 【19】 【20】
【21】 【22】 【23】 【24】

Email|Print|Comments(Editor:雪萌、叶欣)

Related Reading

Leave your comment0 comments

  1. Name

  

Selections for you


  1. Flower children on the streets of Kunming

  2. Int'l Day for Biological Diversity: For our world

  3. Armored regiment conducts combat drill

  4. Preview of jewelry auction held in Hong Kong

Most Popular

Opinions

  1. What is the US' aim behind arms sales to Taiwan?
  2. Investment-driven growth no longer a viable option
  3. Summit can't stop NATO from being marginalized
  4. Easing liquidity not a cure-all
  5. As Beijing remains mum, trade relationships suffer
  6. Intentions behind Japanese right-wingers’ collusion with ‘World Uyghur Congress’
  7. Real intentions of US exercise in Middle East
  8. Short-term trade recovery expected to elude China
  9. Stronger policies needed to push dividend payouts
  10. US, China must co-op to defuse confidence crisis

What's happening in China

Sewage suspected in fish death, Sichuan

  1. Cross-cultural forum looks abroad
  2. Henan Province promotes tourism in Osaka
  3. Suspect oil found in Yunnan
  4. Chinese cities build digital geographic systems
  5. Winning streak ends for mainland stocks

China Features

  1. High ticket prices, unaffordable landscapes
  2. Huangyan tensions
  3. 2012 Russia-China joint naval exercise
  4. 2nd Beijing International Film Festival
  5. Auto China 2012

PD Online Data

  1. Spring Festival
  2. Chinese ethnic odyssey
  3. Yangge in Shaanxi
  4. Gaoqiao in Northern China
  5. The drum dance in Ansai