Today is one of the 24 solar terms-the Beginning of Winter. It often appears at Nov.7 or 8 each year. The coming of the Beginning of Winter means the weather will get colder and colder.
Today, we are going to continue our brief introduction of Chinese 24 Solar Terms. Yesterday was one of the 24 solar terms-the Beginning of Autumn. It often appeared at Aug.7,8 or 9 each year.
Today, we are going to continue our brief introduction of Chinese 24 Solar Terms. Last Saturday was one of our 24 solar terms-Greater Heat. It often appeared at Jul.22,23 or 24 each year.
Based on the practical needs of agriculture, Chinese people initiated the 24 solar terms towards the end of the Warring States Period (475 B.C.-221 B. C.). The term "solar terms" can be found in Yellow Emperor' s Canon of Internal Medicine. In this book, every five days was called a hou, and every three hou made a qi. Therefore, a year was divided into 72 hou, or 24 qi. But the names for these solar terms did not appear until the Western Han Dynasty (206 B.C.-24 A. D.) in Huainanzi.