立春 Li Chūn: Start of Spring

立春 Li Chūn: Start of Spring

立春 Li Chūn, or Start of Spring is the first of the 24 solar terms and this year it begins on February 4th and continues through February 18th.

大寒 Dà Hán: Major Cold

大寒 Dà Hán: Major Cold

January 20th through February 3rd marks the time of大寒 Dà Hán, or Major Cold, the 24th and last term in the Ancient Chinese solar calendar.

大雪 Dà Xuě: Major Snow

大雪 Dà Xuě: Major Snow

December 7th through December 21st marks the time of 大雪 Dà Xuě, or Major Snow, the 21st term in the Ancient Chinese solar calendar and 3rd portion of Winter.

小雪 Xiǎo Xuě : Minor Snow

小雪 Xiǎo Xuě : Minor Snow

November 22nd through December 6th marks the time of 小雪 Xiǎo Xuě, or Minor Snow, the 20th term in the Ancient Chinese solar calendar and 2nd portion of Winter.

立冬 Lì Dōng: Start of Winter

立冬 Lì Dōng:Start of Winter

November 8th marks the 19th term on the Ancient Chinese Solar Calendar of Li Dong立冬, and the start of the Ancient Chinese Winter.

霜降 Shuāng Jiàng: Frost Descent

霜降 Shuāng Jiàng: Frost Descent

October 24th through November 7th marks the time of 霜降 Shuāng Jiàng, translated as Frost Descent, the 18th term in the Ancient Chinese Solar Calendar. It is also the sixth and final term of the autumn season.

白露 Bái Lù: White Dew

Bai Lu: White Dew

白露 Bái Lù, which translates as White Dew, is the 15th solar term in the Ancient Chinese Solar Calendar and the 3rd term of the fall season.