24 Solar Terms | Major Cold


Major Cold is the last solar term in winter and also the last solar term in the annual lunar calendar. It arrives on January 19, 20 or 21 every year when the solar longitude reaches 300°. This year’s Major Cold falls on January 20.

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When it comes to cold days, people prefer to eat some high-calorie food to keep warm. Rice cake, stewed chicken soup and glutinous rice are some representative food of Major Cold.

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Da Ya Ji, clean the dust, paste windows... there are plenty of folk activities people would conduct in Major Cold. Some of which aim to reward oneself for this year's hard working, and some express expectations and best wishes toward next year.

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Like other solar terms, there are also many interesting and wise idioms and proverbs about Major Cold, ranging from farming, life to weather.

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