The Lesser Snow

The Lesser Snow

Lesser Snow is one of the 24 solar terms. From November 22 to 23 every year, when the sun reaches 240 ° longitude, it is light snow. "In this period, the weather gradually becomes cold, and the average snow period in the middle and lower reaches of the Yellow River is basically the same as that of light snow. Although it began to snow, the amount of snow was generally small, and it was freezing at night and diurnal. If the cold air force is strong and the warm moisture flow is active, it may also snow heavily. To "Lesser Snow" festival because of the cold weather, the form of precipitation from rain to snow. The light snow solar term reminds people that it's time to keep warm and keep warm. The big trees are beginning to live through the winter, such as the common poplars and willows in the north. The gardeners brush them with lime water.


  • Making cured meat

After Lesser Snow, the temperature drops sharply and the weather becomes dry. It's a good time to process cured meat. After the Lesser Snow, some farmers began to make cured meat, and they just enjoyed the delicious food during the Spring Festival.

  • Making Glutinous rice cake

In some places in the south, there is also the custom of eating Ciba in October of the lunar calendar. In ancient times, Ciba was a traditional festival sacrifice in southern China, which was first used by farmers to sacrifice cattle gods.

  • Making Dried fish

At this time of the year in the coastal areas of Guangdong, Fujian and Taiwan, fishermen begin to dry their fish and store dry food for the Spring Festival.

  • Make wine

In Lesser Snow solar term, the wine is called The Lesser Snow wine. The wine is stored in the second year with clear color and sharp taste. This is because when the snow is light, the water is extremely clear, which is comparable to the snow water.

  • Making sausages

Lesser Snow solar term temperature is low and the air is dry. At this time, it is easy to ensure the quality of the processed sausages, which can be preserved for a long time and will not be damaged for a long time.

  • Storage vegetables

After the Lesser Snow festival in northern China, the fruit farmers began to prune the branches of the fruit trees, and wrapped the stems with straw to prevent the fruit trees from freezing. And winter vegetables are mostly stored in soil, or in cellars, or buried in soil, for eat in deep winter.



After the Lesser Snow solar term, the weather turns cool, suitable for eating blood fat reducing food, such as balsam pear, corn, buckwheat, carrot, etc. Warm tonic food and kidney tonic food are suitable for this season. Warm tonic food includes mutton, beef, chicken, dog meat, deer antler, etc.; kidney benefiting food includes porridge cooked with cashew nuts, Gorgon, yam, stewed chicken with chestnut, ginkgo, big bone soup, walnut, etc. In addition, to eat more stew and black food, such as black fungus, black sesame, black beans and so on.

Add clothes in the morning and evening: the elderly, children and some people with weak physique and poor resistance must take a coat when going out in the morning and evening. In the choice of clothes, we should also take comfort, protection and health care into full consideration.

Keep the air circulation and close the window at night: it is better to open the window for ventilation three times in the morning, middle and evening, each time for 15 minutes, which not only keeps the indoor air fresh, but also inhibits the growth of bacteria. But when sleeping at night, the window must be closed. The temperature at night is low, and cold wind can easily cause asthma and other diseases.

Regular work and rest: many people sleep late in summer, irregular work and rest, if it continues to autumn and winter, it is easy to cause the decline of resistance. Therefore, it is necessary to ensure regular work and rest and life rhythm, go to bed early, extend sleep time appropriately, and drink more water at the same time.

The Lesser Snow