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

Eating Dumplings, by Wang Youzheng. [Photo/artron.net]

Eating dumplings

In Shandong province, people make dumplings during the Start of Autumn, and they call it "Eating the Autumn". On the day of Start of Autumn, senior members of the family will stand in the middle of the hall, worshiping a bowl of cereal, and praying for the harvest in autumn. Most of the families will eat dumplings together after Start of Autumn day.