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Culture Insider: 6 things you may not know about Major Cold

Updated: 2016-01-20 09:38:33

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Sesame straw. [File photo]

Buying sesame straw

Major Cold always coincides with the end of the year in lunar calendar. In some areas of China, people always fall over each other in eagerness to buy sesame straw during this period because of the old saying, "Rise joint by joint like sesame flowers on the stem." This saying is used to describe either ever-rising living standards or making steady progress in thought, studies or skills.

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