Today is Spring Equinox

Issue Time:2018-03-21

Spring Equinox is one of the twenty-four solar terms.

Here in China the celebrating traditions including:

Eating spring vegetables

Spring vegetables' refers to seasonal vegetables that differ from place to place. The ancient teachings in the Chinese classic,Huangdi Neijing, suggests that people eat seasonal foods to help preserve health and bring good luck.

Sacrifice to the Sun god

During the Spring Equinox, an old traditional practiced by Beijing locals is offering sacrifices to the Sun god.

The "Sun Cake", a round cake made from wheat and sugar, serves as the main offering.

Reward farm cattle

Farmers will reward cattle with sticky rice balls to express their gratefulness

Today is also the new year of people in Iran, Afghanistan, Uzbekistan etc,  we wish them one Happy and Prosperious New Year!

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