Liqiu: Start of Autumn but not the end of scorching days
The Start of Autumn, or Liqiu, which falls on August 7 this year, is the 13th among the Chinese 24 solar terms, also the first one of autumn.
Make summer desserts with Cantonese Chefs during Major Heat
July 23 encountered the beginning of Major Heat. It's the last solar term of summer, signaling the hottest period of the year. During scorching days, Cantonese people usually relieve the summer heat by eating particular foods, especially some refreshing desserts.
Major Heat | Explore 24 solar terms along the Tropic of Cancer
Today (July 23) marks the beginning of Major Heat. Major Heat (Chinese: 大暑) is the 12th solar term of the year and the last one of summer. When the sun reaches the celestial longitude of 120°, the Major Heat period starts. Major Heat signals the peak of the heat, and it's the muggiest period of the year.
Minor Heat | Explore 24 solar terms along the Tropic of Cancer
Minor Heat (Chinese: 小暑) is the 11th solar term of the year. When the sun reaches the celestial longitude of 105°, the Minor Heat period starts. Minor Heat signals the coming of Sanfu Days, or dog days of summer.
Summer Solstice | Explore 24 solar terms along the Tropic of Cancer
Around Summer Solstice is also graduation season. Four years in college can give young people an impression that it's a long time. However, compared with the whole of life, it's just a short period. It's like the day of Summer Solstice, when the daylight is so long that we would make the mistake of thinking there is still time for us to play.
Ancient relics gain new interpretations
Guangzhou Museum, one of the oldest museums in China, demonstrated its recent achievements in revitalizing ancient relics on the Cultural and Natural Heritage Day (June 11).
Documentary showcases charm of Zhanjiang's intangible cultural heritages
Dragon dance, duck-shaped zongzi, Wuchuan mooncakes... Various intangible cultural heritages of Guangdong's Zhanjiang city are showcased in a recently released Chinese documentary entitled "We were born in Zhanjiang".
Entrepreneur endeavors to inherit Huangpu Cured Meat
Cantonese cured meat is one of the indispensable delicacies for Guangdong locals. Specifically, Huangpu Cured Meat originated from Zhongshan's Huangpu Town is one of the representatives of this specialty, featuring bright colors as well as sweet and mellow flavors.
Ceramic master makes potteries glitter atop Lingnan buildings
When visiting some Lingnan-style architectures such as the Cantonese Opera Art Museum, Nanhai God Temple and Foshan Zumiao Temple, have you ever noticed various pottery sculptures standing atop those buildings? They are the ceramic artworks of characters of traditional Chinese operas, flowers, birds and animals as well as pavilions.
It's On! Hardest Cantonese Challenge Accepted!
As an universal language used by the population of over 120 million people, Cantonese has been prevalent all across the world. However, tons of local slangs can be a bit confusing and tricky sometimes. Will Ruben and Lisa pass this Cantonese challenge?