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24 Solar Terms: 6 things you may not know about Grain Buds

(chinadaily.com.cn) Updated: 2018-05-21

24 Solar Terms: 6 things you may not know about Grain Buds

Fish and Happiness, by Zhu Da from the Ming Dynasty (1368-1644). [Photo/artron.net]

A good season for eating fish

During the Grain Buds period, the summer harvest is about to begin. A saying about rain during this time mentions, "A heavy rainfall makes the river full." Because of the great increase in rainfall, rivers are full of water, which makes fish and shrimp big and fat. This is a good time to eat fish and shrimp. It is also harvest season for fishermen.