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7 things you may not know about Major Heat

2014-07-23 16:53:14



Eating litchi and mizao

On the day of Major Heat, there is a custom of eating litchi, Mizao in Putian, Fujian province, as a celebration of Major Heat.

Litchi is a nutritious fruit containing glucose and vitamins. People usually soak litchi in cold well water first and eat it. It is said that litchi during Major Heat is as nourishing as ginseng.

Mizao is made of fermented rice. On the day of Major Heat, people cook them with brown sugar. It can reinforce the vital energy of the human body.

Drinking mutton soup

There is a custom in southernShandongprovince where people drink mutton soup on the day of Major Heat. Many people go to localrestaurants to drink mutton soup, which is called "summer mutton soup."

Customers wait to buy "summer mutton soup" in a restaurant in Linyi, Shandong province, July 22, 2010.[Photo by Fang Dehua/]


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