24 Solar Terms: 9 things about Start of Autumn

chinadaily.com.cn | Updated: 2018-08-07 06:00
In Hangzhou, people eat peaches on the Start of Autumn day. [Photo/VCG]

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.

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