Baby Pandas Experiencing the Beauty of Winter with You

The 24 Solar Terms are part of the traditional Chinese calendar. It is the ancient Chinese knowledge of dividing a year into 24 equal segments through the observation of the sun's annual motion. Now let's learn about the solar terms in Winter with baby pandas!

By iPanda

Panda Experiencing The Solar Term Start of Winter With You Together by iPandaiPanda

Start of Winter

Start of Winter is the nineteenth solar term of the year, and it signals that winter is coming. The ground gets cold and plants wither, and the crops harvested in autumn should be stored up. 

The Chinese saying goes, ‘Eat dumplings on Start of Winter Day or your ears will be frostbitten’. The baby pandas are eating ‘dumplings’ stuffed with bamboo shoots, what flavor of dumplings do you want?

Panda Experiencing The Solar Term Minor Snow With You Together by iPandaiPanda

Minor Snow

Minor Snow, the twentieth solar term of the year, signals the temperature plunges and it may start to snow. The air becomes dry in this period, and the snow is light and frozen at night, while melts quickly during the day. 

Although it's still not bitterly cold yet, the baby pandas suggest you wear hats or scarves when going out to keep warm.

Panda Experiencing The Solar Term Major Snow With You Together by iPandaiPanda

Major Snow

Major Snow is the twenty-first solar term of the year during which the temperature drops significantly, and the snow becomes heavy and begins to accumulate on the ground. It’s time for appreciating the plum blossoms, which is revered in Chinese culture for its resilience during severe winters. 

The Chinese saying goes, "A timely snow promises a good harvest". The baby pandas are so obsessed with the thick snow in your yard, would you build a snow panda for them?

Panda Experiencing The Solar Term Winter Solstice With You Together by iPandaiPanda

Winter Solstice

Winter Solstice, the twenty-second solar term of the year, signals the shortest daytime and the longest nighttime in the Northern Hemisphere. 

Also called “Winter Festival,” the day is a big one for family reunions, and people eat dumplings or sticky rice dumplings to celebrate. No matter how long the night is, the baby pandas will always be by your side!

Panda Experiencing The Solar Term Minor Cold With You Together by iPandaiPanda

Minor Cold

Minor Cold, the twenty-third solar term of the year, signals the start of the coldest days of the year. Mutton hot pot, chestnut and porridge are recommended foods in this period.

It is also the busiest time for doctors and pharmacies of traditional Chinese medicine. Bitter winter can’t stop the bamboo from growing, and the baby pandas hope you will keep the positive attitude at this time. 

Panda Experiencing The Solar Term Major Cold With You Together by iPandaiPanda

Major Cold

During Major Cold, the twenty-fourth and the last solar term of the year, the cold current moves southward, and the weather is very cold. 

The Chinese New Year is around the corner, and people have finished stocking goods for the most important festival in Chinese culture. The baby pandas are ready to celebrate the Spring Festival with you and they promise to see you next year!

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