Today we ushered in the autumnal equinox, which is the 16th solar term of the twenty-four solar terms and the 4th solar term in autumn.

  The autumnal equinox, "day and night are equal and cold and summer are equal".

On this day, the sun shines almost directly on the equator, and the global day and night are of equal length.

After the autumnal equinox, the days in the northern hemisphere are shorter and the nights are longer, and the coolness is getting stronger.

  During the autumnal equinox, there are folk customs in China such as "vertical eggs" and "eating autumn vegetables".

  "The autumn equinox is here, the eggs are pretty." I don't know if you have heard such a saying. People in many places like to play the "vertical egg" game. The gameplay is simple, easy and interesting.

To put it simply, it is to pick a smooth and well-proportioned fresh egg, gently erect it on the table, and it is considered a success if the egg does not fall after letting go.

  In the Lingnan area, the autumn equinox is the solar term, and the Hakka people have the custom of "eating autumn vegetables".

Responsible editor: [Liu Pai]