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Solar Terms

Solar Terms

Chinese Lunar Calendar divides the year into 24 segments, apparently it is called Solar Terms. It is a way the agricultural people parse through the year and decide what they ought to be doing now.

Nostalgic.

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2 responses to “Solar Terms

  1. michi March 12, 2012 at 10:19 pm

    Very cool! I had no idea.
    Why aren’t there regional differences? Wouldn’t the rains come at a different point in those different locations?

    • YK March 12, 2012 at 11:40 pm

      very good question. my guess is that this is what people living in the river area (as any great civilization would start) invented this thing, and people migrate to other parts and just adopt and adapt.

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