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24 Solar Terms: 6 things you may not know about Minor Heat

chinadaily.com.cn | Updated: 2020-07-06 09:23

Hami melons harvest in Hami, Xinjiang Uygur autonomous region. [Photo/Sipaphoto.com]

Eating small melons

Minor Heat comes when all kinds of melons are being harvested. One custom in Nanjing, Jiangsu province has to do with enjoying small melons on the day of Minor Heat and having big melons on the day of Major Heat. Small and big melons normally refer to cantaloupes and watermelons.

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