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24 solar terms in nature: Major Snow

Updated:2021-12-09 10:14:36

Major Snow, or "Daxue" in Chinese, is the 21st solar term on the traditional Chinese calendar, and it falls on December 7 this year.

The arrival of Major Snow marks the beginning of mid winter, meaning the coldest days for most of China. Like Minor Snow, Major Snow brings a change in temperature and precipitation levels. Around this time of the year, northern China usually experiences a drastic drop in temperature and people enjoy charming landscapes of heavy snow.