The Twenty-Four Solar Terms, through observation of the sun’s annual motion, in China

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UNESCO: Representative List of the Intangible Cultural Heritage of Humanity - 2016
URL: http://www.unesco.org/culture/ich/RL/00647
Description: To better understand the seasons, astronomy and other natural phenomena the ancient Chinese looked at the sun’s circular motion and divided it into 24 segments called Solar Terms. The terms such as First Frost, based on observations of the environment, have been integrated in calendars as a timeframe for daily routines and production, being particularly important for farmers. Some folk festivities are associated with the terms, which have contributed to community cultural identity. Knowledge is transmitted in families and schools.
Country(ies): China
© China Agricultural Museum, 2015
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