The traditional Chinese lunar calendar divides the year into 24 solar terms. End of Heat, (Chinese: 处暑), the 14th solar term of the year, begins this year on Aug 23 and ends on Sep 8.
End of Heat implies that most parts in China are getting rid of the hot summer and entering autumn. But in some areas, especially in South China, autumn is late in coming and people are still bothered by hot weather. End of Heat is also the busy harvest season for farmers.
The following are seven things you should know about End of Heat.
Enjoying fall colors in early September
In China, regions beyond the Great Wall will enter autumn in early September. People can enjoy the scenery as it changes gradually from summer to autumn.
Fall colors in Aershan National Forest Park, in the south part of Greater Hinggan Mountains, Inner Mongolia, in Sept 2013.[Photo/IC]