Shandong Culture

24 Solar Terms: 6 things you may not know about Summer Solstice

(chinadaily.com.cn) Updated: 2018-06-21

24 Solar Terms: 6 things you may not know about Summer Solstice

Mother's Sun. [Photo/artron.net]

Seeing the sun turn around

Hani autonomous county of Mojiang, southwest China's Yunnan province is located on the northern tropic. Every year on the Summer Solstice, the sun sits directly over the Tropic of Cancer and returns from north to south. Then, the amazing phenomenon known as "upright pole with no shadows" occurs.

The Hani people revere the sun and have always had a close bond with it. They welcome the turn-around of the sun and offer sacrifices to it.