Download
'Yushui' of the 24 solar terms on the Chinese lunar calendar
CGTN
Yushui, or Rain Water, is the second of the 24 solar terms on the Chinese lunar calendar. The arrival of Yushui means rainfall will begin to grace the majority of China, albeit mostly as a light drizzle.

Yushui, or Rain Water, is the second of the 24 solar terms on the Chinese lunar calendar. The arrival of Yushui means rainfall will begin to grace the majority of China, albeit mostly as a light drizzle.

The solar terms are the seasonal division points on the Chinese lunar calendar. In the past, Chinese people used the system to schedule their agricultural activities or alter their diet at various times of the year. Today, lots of traditions and customs regarding the 24 solar terms, such as eating special foods, are still popular in the country.

In 2016, China's 24 solar terms were inscribed on UNESCO's Representative List of the Intangible Cultural Heritage of Humanity.

 

Designer: Xing Cheng

Editor: Chen Bo

Producer: Wu Haixia

Search Trends