Shandong Culture

24 Solar Terms: 7 things you may not know about Grain in Ear

(chinadaily.com.cn) Updated: 2018-06-06

24 Solar Terms: 7 things you may not know about Grain in Ear

Wrestling, by Zhao Junsheng. [Photo/artron.net]

Mud wrestling

Youngsters of the Dong people in southeastern Guizhou province hold mud wrestling matches during Grain in Ear. On this day newlyweds, accompanied by their good friends, plant rice together. While planting, they throw mud at each other. At the end of this activity, whoever has the most mud on them proves they are the most popular person.