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24 Solar Terms: 9 things you may not know about Start of Autumn

(chinadaily.com.cn) Updated: 2018-08-07

24 Solar Terms: 9 things you may not know about Start of Autumn

Autumn, by Jin Shanghu. [Photo/artron.net]

"Touching Autumn"

There is the custom of "Touching Autumn" in the northern part of Yancheng, Jiangsu province. On the eve of Start of Autumn, people can touch and take for free all kinds of fruits as they like in private or public gardens, and the owners will not be angry, no matter how much they lose. Many gardeners even leave some mellow fruits in the field on purpose for the guests during the night. 

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