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24 Solar Terms: 5 things you may not know about the Spring Equinox

chinadaily.com.cn | Updated: 2017-03-17 11:16

24 Solar Terms: 5 things you may not know about the Spring Equinox

Vegetables, by Zhang Dazhuang. [Photo/artron.net]

Eating spring vegetables

Eating spring vegetables during the Spring Equinox is a commonly practiced custom in many regions of China. 'Spring vegetables' refers to seasonal vegetables that differ from place to place. The ancient teachings in the Chinese classic,Huangdi Neijing, suggests that people eat seasonal foods to help preserve health and bring good luck.

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