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Skills in estimating time: calculation formula of light snow solar term

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"auspicious snow heralds a good year". We all know that entering the light snow solar term, the northern part of the South began to enter winter. But do you know the calculation method of light snow solar term? In fact, each solar term has its own calculation method. Let's take a look at Xiaoxue's calculation method with Xiaobian!

小雪 also want to know what light snow means (

formula): "light snow" solar term is generally on November 22 or 23 every year, and there is a formula (limited to East 8 time zone) (y) × Interpretation of D + C) - L formula: y = last 2 digits of years, d = 0.2422, l = leap years, 21st century C = 22.36, 20th century = 23.08. Example: light snow date in 2088 = (88 × 0.2422 + 22.36) - (88 ÷ 4) = 43-22 = 21, light snow on November 21. Exception: add 1 day to the calculation result in 1978.


solar terms folk customs: cured meat. Folk customs include: "cured in winter and preserved in the wind to resist the winter" After the light snow, the temperature drops sharply and the weather becomes dry, which is a good time to process bacon. After the light snow solar term, some farmers begin to make sausages and bacon, store the excess meat in traditional methods, and enjoy delicious food at the Spring Festival.

In some places in the south, there is also the custom of eating Ciba in October of the lunar calendar. Ciba is a kind of food made by steaming and mashing glutinous rice. It is a popular food in some areas of southern China. In ancient times, Ciba was a traditional festival sacrifice in the south, and it was first used by farmers to sacrifice to cattle gods. There is a saying "in the October Dynasty, Ciba was cooked at Lu"


are the sacrificial events in Taiwan. During the light snow, fishermen in the coastal areas of central and southern Taiwan will start drying fish and storing dry food. Schools of black mullet will come to the Taiwan Strait before and after the light snow. In addition, there are swordfish, sand carp, etc. as a Taiwanese proverb goes: October beans are too fat to see the head, which means that "bean larvae" can be caught in the cloth bag area of Jiayi County in October of the lunar calendar


before and after the snow, Tujia people started the annual folk activity of "killing new year pigs and welcoming the new year", which added a warm atmosphere to the cold winter. Eating "digging soup" is a Tujia custom; in "killing new year pigs and welcoming the new year" In folk activities, the delicacies cooked with hot fresh pork are called "Goutang". You may also like


: the ancient poem about the light snow solar term in the twenty-four solar terms. What is the solar term on November 22, 2016: when is the light snow and what is the light snow in 2016? Food culture: what does the light snow solar term in the South eat?

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