This is Yantai: Start of Summer
Updated : 2023-05-06
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The Start of Summer (立夏), which is the 7th term of the year, begins on May 6 and ends on May 20 this year. It is the first solar term of summer.
The poem Xi Qing written by Zhang Yuchu during the Ming Dynasty (1368-1644) says that during the Start of Summer, the bright sun brings happiness people.
During this time of the year, the temperature rises quickly and people begin to change their eating habits.
According to traditional customs, people usually eat "Lixiafan", which literally means a kind of cuisine eaten on the first day of the Start of Summer, and is said to welcome the arrival of summer and offer health and peace.
After the Start of Summer, everything starts to grow vigorously in Yantai.
Summer has arrived. Best wishes to all of you!