Minor Snow in oracle bone inscriptions
The traditional Chinese solar calendar divides the year into 24 solar terms. Minor Snow, (Chinese: 小雪), the 20th solar term of the year, begins this year on Nov 22 and ends on Dec 6.
After Minor Snow, the temperature declines sharply and the air becomes dry. It is the best time to start making preserved pork, which by the Chinese Spring Festival would be ready to enjoy.
Click the video to see how this solar term is interpreted through oracle bone inscriptions.
Web editors: Shen Jianqi, Zhang Rui