Telling Chinese stories, developing Chinese culture Summer Solstice of the 24 Solar Terms

Summer Solstice” has the longest day time of the year in the Northern Hemisphere and the sunshine in many cities in south China may last fourteen hours per day. After this day, the spot of the direct sunlight gradually moves southward.

At this time of year, the sun is blazing and the greenery is in full swing.

The cicadas are singing around the trees and the frogs are chirping.

Summer Solstice Customs

  • Summer Solstice noodles

Since ancient times, Chinese folklore has said that "dumplings on the winter solstice and noodles on the summer solstice", and eating noodles on the summer solstice is an important custom in many parts of China.

  • Ancestral worship

The summer solstice coincides with the harvest of wheat, so it is customary to celebrate the harvest and to worship the ancestors as a way of praying for good weather and a good crop in the coming year.

The poster pictures are selected from the beautiful landscape photography of the campus, allowing everyone to experience the beauty of the twenty-four solar terms on campus while learning about the customs of solar terms. The copyright of the images is owned by the Publicity Department of Tongji.

Literal reference:

Text: Yang Yi

Poster: Yang Yi

Translation:Adina Alimu


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