Shandong Culture

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

Peaches, by Jiang Zhaohe. [Photo/artron.net]

Eating peaches

In Hangzhou, people eat peaches on the Start of Autumn day. The peach stones are kept until New Year's Eve and thrown into the stove, burned into ash. People believed that in this way, plagues could be prevented for the whole year.