9 Things about the Start of Autumn

中国立秋的九大讲究在此

时间:2018-08-15 16:45:01

The traditional Chinese lunar calendar divides the year into 24 solar terms-Spring Begins, The rains, Insects Awaken, Vernal Equinox, Clear and Bright, Grain Rain, Summer Begins, Grain Buds, Grain in Ear, Summer Solstice, Slight Heat, Great Heat, Autumn Begins, Stopping the Heat, White Dews, Autumn Equinox, Cold Dews, Hoar-frost Falls, Winter Begins, Light Snow, Heavy Snow, Winter Solstice, Slight Cold and Great Cold.

熟悉中国传统文化的朋友应该都知道,中国在一年里有24节气,这是古代中国劳动人民长期经验的积累和智慧的结晶,它们分别是:立春、 雨水、惊蛰、春分、清明、谷雨、立夏、小满、芒种、夏至、小暑、大暑,立秋、处暑、白露、秋分、寒露、霜降,立冬、小雪、大雪、冬至、小寒和大寒。

 

[Photo by Lin Dihuan]

Start of Autumn reflects the end of summer and the beginning of autumn. The fruitful season is approaching.

昨天便是24节气之中的立秋。立秋预示着夏季的结束和秋季--丰收之季节的到来。

Today is the first day after the Start of Autumn, many of you may doubt that why it’s still so hot in Xi’an since it’s already autumn.

今天是立秋之后的第一天,很多朋友都在问:“为什么立秋之后西安还是这么热!”, “这怕是个假立秋吧!”。

Actually the Start of Autumn depends on when it starts, there is an old saying goes that, “It will be cold when the autumn begins earlier, on the contrary, it will be very hot .(Zao Li Qiu Leng Sou Sou, Wan Li Qiu Re Si Niu.)”However, the beginning of autumn this year is not early, so are you guys ready for the ‘Autumn Tiger’?

其实立秋还有早晚之分,中国有一句古话这样说:“早立秋冷飕飕,晚立秋热死牛”,而今年就是个晚立秋,所以朋友们,准备好迎接“秋老虎”吧。

Here is another question about ‘Autumn Tiger’. What kind of creature it is? Does it mean that Chinese tigers look for foods in autumn?

编辑: 张珂