The Summer Solstice

On June 21st, the summer solstice arrived as scheduled. As the more important time node in China’s 24 solar terms, the summer solstice has the longest sunshine time in the northern hemisphere. In the eyes of astronomers, the summer solstice is the turning point of the sun. After this day, the sun has stepped onto the southward “back road.”

According to records, the “Summer solstice” of the Song Dynasty also had three days of holiday, and the people agreed to eat Zongzi, eat glutinous rice, drink wheat porridge, and welcome the arrival of the summer solstice.