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24 Solar Terms: the Start of Summer

The start of Summer is the 7th of 24 solar terms,begins on May 5 and ends on May 21 this year.The temperature will rise quickly and rainfall will increase during this period....


24 solar terms:Grain Rain

The traditional Chinese lunar calendar divides the year into 24 solar terms.The last term in spring,the Grain Rain starts on April 20th ends on May 4th.As the Grain Rain signals the end of cold weather and a rapid rise in temperature. Farmers are working on the field at Xiaozhongdian ,Shangri-la County of Yunnan Province,April 20....


Qingming Festival in ancient Chinese poems

In ancient times, the festival prompted poets to compose about their grief regarding the lingering cold in spring and emotional moments while mourning the deceased....


Annual spring farming ceremony held in China's Tibet

Villagers dance at a ceremony marking the start of spring farming in Carbanang village, Quxu county of Lhasa, Southwest China's Tibet autonomous region, March 16, 2022. The annual spring farming ceremony was held in Tibet on Wednesday to pray for a bumper harvest of the year....


Centuries-old handicrafts bring better lives to local in Tibet

As a culturally rich county in the Tibet autonomous region, Nyemo is known for its three intangible heritage handicrafts: Tibetan incense, paper and hand-engraving. Now local villagers are embracing a better life with their expertise as they preserve and pass on the handicrafts....


24 Solar Terms: 5 things you must know about Rain Water

The 24 solar terms are determined by changes in the sun's position in the zodiac during the year. They were first used in China and now are followed in many other parts of the world. In China, the 24 solar terms were created thousands of years ago to guide agricultural production. They also reflect China's rich history through the seasonal festivals, special foods, cultural ceremonies, family gatherings and even healthy living tips that correspond with each solar term....


Culture Insider: Little New Year

Little New Year (Chinese: Xiaonian), usually a week before the lunar New Year, falls on Jan 25 this year. It is also known as the Festival of the Kitchen God, the deity who oversees the moral character of each household....


24 Solar Terms: 6 things you must know about Major Cold

The traditional Chinese lunar calendar divides the year into 24 solar terms. Major Cold (Chinese: 大寒), the 24th solar term, begins this year on Jan 20 and ends on Feb 3....


Xianzi Dance of Deqen

Xianzi dance from Deqen is one of famouns dance in Diqing tibetan prefecture,Yunnan Province....


Laba porridge sweetens prelude of Chinese Lunar New Year

Chinese people start their preparations for the Spring Festival more than 20 days ahead. The 12th lunar month in Chinese is called la yue, so the eighth day of this lunar month is la yue chu ba, or laba. The day is also known as the Laba Rice Porridge Festival. The Laba this year falls on Jan 10....


24 Solar Terms: 5 things you may not know about Minor Cold

Minor Cold is the 23rd solar term of the 24 traditional Chinese solar terms. For most areas of China, it marks the start of the coldest days of the year. This year's Minor Cold starts on Jan 5. Many Chinese sayings use the weather and climate situation during Minor Cold to predict the weather in the following spring....


24 Solar Terms: 9 things about Winter Solstice

The traditional Chinese lunar calendar divides the year into 24 solar terms. Winter Solstice (Chinese: 冬至), the 22nd solar term of the year, begins this year on Dec 21....


24 Solar Terms: 6 things about Major Snow

The traditional Chinese lunar calendar divides the year into 24 solar terms. Major Snow (Chinese: 大雪), the 21st solar term of the year, begins this year on Dec 7 and ends on Dec 20....


24 Solar Terms: 7 things you may not know about Minor Snow

The traditional Chinese lunar calendar divides the year into 24 solar terms. Minor Snow, (Chinese: 小雪), the 20th solar term of the year, begins this year on Nov 22 and ends on Dec 6....


COP 15 places eco-civilization under spotlight

Greater support was urged for developing nations on biodiversity conservation on the opening day of the 15th meeting of the Conference of the Parties to the United Nations Convention on Biological Diversity, or COP 15, in Kunming, Yunnan province, on Monday....


Lisu ethnic villagers celebrate harvest festival in SW China's Yunnan Province

"Harvest festival" is one of the traditional festivals of the Lisu ethnic people in China. In Simao District of Pu'er city in southern Yunnan Province, every Lisu family celebrates the annual rice harvest by tasting the newly harvested grain....


Black potteries——Tibetan heritage spanning two thousand years

Black pottery is a commonly used item in Tibetan families. Tangdui Village, where is located in Nixi Township, Shangri-La, has a history of making black pottery for more than two thousand years....


Exploring the past

Scenes from Life of Buda, a film about the transformation of Tibet from the 1930s to 2005.[Photo provided to China Daily] A new Chinese film on the abolition of feudal system in the Tibet autonomous region, which had enabled an upper class to oppress serfs and slaves, is set for domestic theatrical release on Sept 3. ...


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