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What day is the winter solstice in 2017

DailyBird Culture 2021-10-09 1 0

"the shore is waiting for the wax to relax the willows, and the mountain is cold and ready to release the plum." the small to written by Du Fu, a great poet of the Tang Dynasty, describes that the willows on the shore are about to stretch in the cold wind, and the plum blossoms in the mountains are not afraid of the cold. It points out that in the cold winter and the twelfth month, nature silently breeds the vitality of the coming spring. The title of the poem


is "small solstice". Some say it is the day before the winter solstice, and some say it is the day after the winter solstice. It is always related to the winter solstice, a solar term that has attracted the attention of the ancients. Then let the old yellow calendar introduce you the day of the winter solstice in 2017.


Q: what day is the winter solstice in 2017? A: the winter solstice of 2017 is December 22.

December 22, 2017 is the annual winter solstice. On the day of the winter solstice, the sun shines directly on the Tropic of cancer, with the shortest day and the longest night in the northern hemisphere. In the current lunar calendar in China, the winter solstice is a very important solar term, and it is also the first solar term formulated. It was measured more than 2500 years ago. In the folk miscellaneous solar terms, the winter solstice is also set as the beginning of several nine cold days.


attached great importance to the winter solstice in ancient China and regarded it as a big festival. There was a saying that the winter solstice was as big as a year, and there was a custom to celebrate the winter solstice. It is said in the book of Han Dynasty that "in the winter solstice, the Yang Qi rises, and you have a long way to celebrate." people believe that after the winter solstice, the day is longer and longer, and the Yang Qi rises again, which is not only the beginning of the solar term cycle, but also an auspicious day, which should be celebrated. It is also recorded in the book of Jin that "the winter solstice of Wei and Jin Dynasties is congratulated by all countries and bureaucrats... Its instrument is inferior to new year's day."

now some places in China still retain the tradition of taking the winter solstice as a festival. The northern region has the custom of slaughtering sheep, eating dumplings and eating wonton on the winter solstice, while the southern region has the habit of eating rice balls and long-term noodles on the winter solstice, and some regions have the custom of offering sacrifices to heaven and ancestors on the day of the winter solstice.


there are also some folk proverbs in China that look at the cold and warm in the later stage according to the winter solstice weather, such as "the sunrise of the winter solstice, the cold and dead cattle in the first month", "the rain in the winter solstice, the warm spring in the morning", etc. The proverbs of predicting the weather in the later period with the wind direction of the winter solstice include "the south wind of the winter solstice is cloudy for a hundred days", "a wind in the winter solstice and a storm in the summer solstice", while the proverbs of predicting the weather in the later period with the cold and warm of the winter solstice include "the winter solstice is cold, the Spring Festival is warm" and "it will be warm early next year".

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