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24 solar terms:Winter Solstice

The traditional Chinese lunar calendar divides the year into , the 22nd solar term of the year, begins this year on Dec 22 and ends on Jan 5....


24 Solar terms:Frost's Descent

The Frost's Descent is 18th of traditional 24 solar terms,begins on Oct 23 and ends on Nov 08....


24 Solar Terms:Cold Dew

The traditional Chinese solar calendar divides the year into 24 solar terms.The Cold Dew is 17th of 24 solar terms,begins on Oct 8 and ends on Oct 22.At this time, temperatures are lower than during White Dew in most areas of China. ...


24 Solar Terms:Autumn Equinox

The Autumn Equinox is 16th of traditional 24 solar terms,begins on Sep 23 and ends on Oct 10....


Guozhuang Dance of Jiantang

Guozhuang dance is one of the traditional tibetan dance of Jiantang town which performs by local women and men during festivals or wedding day.It is also an important platform and inheritance form of Tibetan culture,which called "living fossil" of Tibetan folk dances and sings....


24 Solar Terms: 6 things you may not know about Minor Heat

The traditional Chinese lunar calendar divides the year into 24 solar terms. Minor Heat, (Chinese: 小暑), the 11th solar term of the year, begins on July 7 this year and ends on July 22....


Lisu People:Tie-dyeing Technique

Weixi,located at southwest of Diqing Tibetan Autonomous Prefecture,Yunnan Province, is the only one county of Lisu Autonomous Prefecture in China.There are very richfully natural and cultural resources in Weixi.Lisu people use natural wild fruit and plant root as the raw material for their dyeing to make tablecloths and others.Today,the colorful Lisu costum is made of the tie-dyeing technique....


Summer Solstice:visiting Lily garden

The Summer Solstice is 10th of traditional 24 solar terms,begins on June 21 and ends on July 6.The daylight lasts the longest for the whole year on summer solstice itself.After this day,daylight hours get shorter and temperatures become higher.People visit Lily planting base in Weixi on the Summer Solstice....


Lisu Ethnic Costum

Diqing Prefecture ,located in northwest of Yunnan province,have enriched cultural resources.There are 26 different minorities living this region,and the costum is one of the best resources to show different ethnic culture....


A grain of truth

After xiao man, or "grain buds", it's time for mang zhong, or "grain in ear", a Chinese solar term for summer. This year, mang zhong starts on June 6. According to this solar term, most of China will see the hot days of summer but the areas around the Yangtze River experience rain....


24 Solar Terms: the Start of Summer

The start of Summer is the 7th of 24 solar terms,begins on May 5 and ends on May 21 this year.The temperature will rise quickly and rainfall will increase during this period....


24 solar terms:Grain Rain

The traditional Chinese lunar calendar divides the year into 24 solar terms.The last term in spring,the Grain Rain starts on April 20th ends on May 4th.As the Grain Rain signals the end of cold weather and a rapid rise in temperature. Farmers are working on the field at Xiaozhongdian ,Shangri-la County of Yunnan Province,April 20....


Qingming Festival in ancient Chinese poems

In ancient times, the festival prompted poets to compose about their grief regarding the lingering cold in spring and emotional moments while mourning the deceased....


Annual spring farming ceremony held in China's Tibet

Villagers dance at a ceremony marking the start of spring farming in Carbanang village, Quxu county of Lhasa, Southwest China's Tibet autonomous region, March 16, 2022. The annual spring farming ceremony was held in Tibet on Wednesday to pray for a bumper harvest of the year....


Centuries-old handicrafts bring better lives to local in Tibet

As a culturally rich county in the Tibet autonomous region, Nyemo is known for its three intangible heritage handicrafts: Tibetan incense, paper and hand-engraving. Now local villagers are embracing a better life with their expertise as they preserve and pass on the handicrafts....


24 Solar Terms: 5 things you must know about Rain Water

The 24 solar terms are determined by changes in the sun's position in the zodiac during the year. They were first used in China and now are followed in many other parts of the world. In China, the 24 solar terms were created thousands of years ago to guide agricultural production. They also reflect China's rich history through the seasonal festivals, special foods, cultural ceremonies, family gatherings and even healthy living tips that correspond with each solar term....


Culture Insider: Little New Year

Little New Year (Chinese: Xiaonian), usually a week before the lunar New Year, falls on Jan 25 this year. It is also known as the Festival of the Kitchen God, the deity who oversees the moral character of each household....


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