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Gifs of 24 Solar Terms Amaze Netizens [Copy link] 中文

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(Shanghai Daily) Shi Changhong, a designer from southern China's Guizhou Province, recently became an Internet star. He and his team spent a year creating gifs of China's 24 solar terms, which amazed the Internet.
Take a look at his creative designs below:
Lichun 立春
Lichun, or Spring Begins, is the first solar term, occurring in early February. It marks the start of change, with temperatures rising and days getting longer.

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Yushui 雨水

Yushui, or Rain Water, is the second of the 24 solar terms used in Chinese tradition. As its name implies, this term bodes for an increase in rain starting around late February.

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Jingzhe 惊蛰

As thunder rumbles and temperatures rise, the solar term known as Jingzhe, or Awakening of Insects, marks the awakening of all creatures after their winter slumber, occurring in early March.

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Chunfen 春分


Chunfen, or Vernal Equinox, heralds the arrival of spring in the Northern Hemisphere when the days are longer and nights shorter. It usually occurs between March 20 and March 22.

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Qingming 清明

Qingming, or Tomb-Sweeping Day, falls early April, when Chinese people commemorate their deceased loved ones by visiting tombs and offering sacrifices. It is marked by frequent rain, especially in south China. It is also the time to enjoy green tea.

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Guyu 谷雨

Guyu, or literally "Rain of Millet," is the sixth of the 24 solar terms created by the ancient Chinese. The term is traditionally a time of tribute to Cangjie — a mythical figure who is credited with having invented Chinese characters about 5,000 years ago.

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Lixia 立夏

Lixia, is a Chinese solar term referring to the beginning of summer. The term, which occurs between May 5 and 7, heralds the arrival of summer when hot weather becomes the norm.

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