2017 Jiangsu cultural week held in Astana
On the afternoon of June 20, the 2017 Jiangsu cultural week titled Feel Jiangsu, co-sponsored by Jiangsu Province People's Government and the Chinese Embassy in Republic of Kazakhstan, kicked off in Astana, Jiangsu vice governor, Chen Zhenning, gave a speech and announced the opening. At the opening ceremony, craft masters from cultural creativity companies including Jiangsu Purple Clay Commune performed skills like pottery making, shell carving and gourd painting, and the Jiangsu Female...
24 Solar Terms: 6 things you may not know about Summer Solstice
The traditional Chinese lunar calendar
divides the year into 24 solar terms. Summer Solstice, (Chinese: 夏至), the 10th
solar term of the year, begins on June 21 this year and ends on July 6.
At this time, much of the northern
hemisphere receives the most hours of daylight, but it does not bring the
hottest temperatures which will come only 20 to 30 days later.
In China, the 24 solar terms were created
thousands of years ago to guide agricultural production. But the solar term
culture is st...