The traditional Chinese lunar calendar divides the year into 24 solar terms. Beginning of Autumn, (Chinese: 立秋), the 13th solar term of the year, begins on August 7 this year and ends on August 22.

Customs on Li Qiu

Beginning of Autumn (Liqiu) ranks 13th in 24 solar terms. “Autumn” heralds the end of scorching summer and the beginning of cool autumn.


Fleshing out in Autumn

On the day of the Beginning of Autumn, the old generation of Beijing follows the tradition of fleshing out by eating more meat to brave the freezing winter with enough fat.


Set Yourself Free on Grassland

Immense grasslands are also recommended to spend holidays. You can leisurely ride on the grassland watching the cattle and sheep when the wind blows and grass lowers.



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