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Major Heat is coming, how to beat summer heat for coolness

2017-July-25       Source: Newsgd.com

Major Heat, or Da Shu in Chinese, is the 12th of the 24 solar terms in the Chinese Lunar Calendar, illustrating half a year have passed. It starts on July 22 this year.

Two crickets fight at a cricket fighting contest in Nanjing, Jiangsu province. [Photo/Xinhua]

Cricket fighting

Major Heat is a season with the largest number of crickets that can be found in the fields along the countryside. Cricket fighting is a popular pastime for some people in China during this period. The custom dates back more than 1,000 years to the Tang Dynasty (AD 618-907).

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