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24 Solar Terms: Summer Solstice – the longest day of the year

Global Stringer

 , Updated 22:38, 21-Jun-2024

The traditional Chinese solar calendar divides the year into 24 solar terms. Summer Solstice, the 10th solar term of the year, begins on June 21 this year and ends on July 5.

During this solar term, daylight lasts the longest in the Northern Hemisphere. After this, daylight hours get shorter and shorter and temperatures become higher in the Northern Hemisphere.

In China, the 24 solar terms were created thousands of years ago to guide agricultural production. However, the solar terms are still useful today to guide people's lives while performing cultural ceremonies and even have healthy living tips that correspond with each solar term.

Let's take a moment to rejoice and enjoy the beauty of the moment with Elephant International Communication Center.

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