Shandong Culture

24 Solar Terms: 5 things you may not know about the Start of Summer

(chinadaily.com.cn) Updated: 2018-05-04

24 Solar Terms: 5 things you may not know about the Start of Summer

Play Games on a Sunny Day, by Wang Yachen and Wang Tingyi. [Photo/artron.net]

Egg Competitions

As an old Chinese saying goes "hanging an egg on children's chest can prevent them from getting summer diseases", parents will prepare boiled eggs and put them in a knitted bag before hanging them on their child's chest.

When at school, children gather together to play egg competitions by colliding each other's eggs in pairs and the one whose egg is not broken wins.