CULTURE Chinese solar terms: Minor Snow

CULTURE

Chinese solar terms: Minor Snow

People's Daily Online

08:33, November 22, 2020

Minor Snow, 20th solar term of traditional Chinese calendar, marks the time to start snowing mostly in N China. Lying in bed with sufficient food storage, holding hot water-filled heater, you can find a tranquil coziness when expecting the first light snow in winter. Sunbaking fish used to be a popular method for fishermen to store food for winter when there was no cold-chain storage. The salty seafood has now become a regular diet in China’s coastal areas. (Produced by People's Daily Online)

Ancient Chinese invented 汤媪, “Tang Ao”, a hot water-filled heater made of copper, to warm their hands in winter.

Smell of the baked glutinous rice cakes will easily evoke fond memories for people from southern China. The cakes are made in round shape to celebrate the family reunion and pray for a bountiful harvest and prosperous year.

People start to store vegetables and make pickled vegetables and preserved meat across China during the Minor Snow term for the long winter.

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