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Introduction to White Dew

White Dew is the 15th solar term. It begins when the Sun reaches the celestial longitude of 165° and ends when it reaches the longitude of 180°. It more often refers in particular to the day when the Sun is exactly at the celestial longitude of 165°. In the Gregorian calendar, it usually begins around [...]

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What’s on the Cantonese Dinning Table

When the Minor Heat, one of the 24 Chinese solar terms comes, the temperature would rise to its highest point of the year. During this period, it seems that the Cantonese could not live without melons, such as white gourd, towel gourd and cucumbers. White gourd has a great variety, Taishan’s white gourd with black [...]

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Dahan (Great Cold)

Dahan is the last one of twenty four Solar Terms of China. After the Sun arrives in 300 degrees of Chinese traditional longitudes, it is usually near each year’s January 20th that the term comes. During Dahan, Siberia cold wave frequently invades southwards, and in most parts of China it is the coldest period of [...]

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