Beginning of Spring
Beginning of Spring is the first solar term in the lunar calendar. Spring comes along with sunny days, teeming with flowers. And the seeds were sowed at this time of the year.
The weather gets warmer with the ice melting, so does the water fall from the sky.
The Waking of Insects
The insects came to life with the warmer weather, and the spring thunder humbling too. It’s time to farm the waking lands.
Since the weathers are inverse in the north and east atmospheres, it’s Autumn in the south. Spring Equinox is also the time of spring festival in countries like Iran, Turkey, Afghanistan and Uzbekistan.
There is a festival related to it called Cold Food Festival on which day people can’t use fire so they can only eat cold food. Spring time begins officially according to the calendar. We all know that it’s a tradition to sweep tombs this day, but the translation is kind of stiff.
Grain Rain is the last solar term of spring. Around Grain Rain the rain is quite plentiful so the crops grow well. There is an saying goes like that “Gone was the snow as Qingming came, gone was the frost as Grain Rain came.”
Beginning of Summer
The temperature grows significantly with more and more rain. It’s and important time for the crops growth