Xiaoshu is the eleventh solar term of the twenty-four solar terms, which means that the weather is starting to be hot, but it is not yet the hottest.
I believe that every time you look at the weather forecast or calendar, you will see the solar terms such as Start of Summer, Start of Winter and Minor Heat. Each solar term represents a different meaning. Today, I will introduce the solar term Minor Heat to you.
It is the eleventh of 24 solar terms of throttle and power through the end of the sixth month and not starting. Crops across the country are in a thriving phase and field management needs to be strengthened.
The average temperature in the southern region is around 33 ° C. In mid-July, South-East China in the low altitude valley region, can begin to show daily average temperature above 30 ° C, the highest temperature above 35 ° C. In the north of the Northwest Plateau, frost and snow can still be seen at this time, which is equivalent to the scene of early spring in South China. Since the beginning of the summer, the plum rain in the Yangtze and Huaihe River valley has ended successively, and the southeast monsoon rainy season from the Pacific Ocean has started in the vast areas north of the Huaihe River and Qinling Mountains in the east, with the precipitation increasing significantly and the rainfall is relatively concentrated.
Eating customs during solar terms
Eat new: there is a folk custom of Lesser Heat “eating new”, that is, tasting new rice after Lesser Heat. “eating new” is “eating pungent”, which is the first happy day after Lesser Heat’s festival.
Fengzhai: The Fengzhai day of the Miao nationality in Xiangxi is from the morning before the summer heat to the third day after the summer heat. During this period, chickens, ducks, fish, turtles, crabs and other things were fasted. It is said that if you eat it by mistake, you can still eat pigs, beef, and mutton.
Eating Fumian: When the wheat harvest is less than a month in China’s wheat production area, every family is full of wheat. In the dog days, people are tired and have poor appetite. Dumplings are a good appetizer in traditional food
Eat mango: the so-called Slight Heat eat mango represents this season is the mature and rich period of mango.