寒露 Cold Dew 8 October 2018

寒露 is the 17th solar term in the Chinese calendar. It marks the transition from cool to cold weather in autumn. “ Cold Dew”, as the name suggests, is colder than the preceding solar term “White Dew” as the dew is on the verge of freezing into frost.It is a season for foggy, misty weather and the ripening of the pomegranate and the hawthorn, both of which are valued for their nutrition. The Double Ninth or Chongyang festival falls within this season and people celebrate by hiking up mountains, admiring the blooming chrysanthemums and drinking chrysanthemum wine brewed with the blossoms for good health and longevity.

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