A poem by Bai Juyi  


Bai Juyi (772-846) is a famous poet of the Tang Dynasty. He once wrote a poem on the day of Summer Solstice to recall the days he spent in Su Zhou. He wrote, "Recalling the days when staying in Su Zhou, one thing that being very familiar with was the Summer Solstice banquet; eating the savory Zongzi (put in the tender bamboo canisters) and the scorching tasty goslings."

It shows the poet's fondness for the Summer Solstice banquet and the importance of Summer Solstice in ancient times.

Source: www.weather China

Translated by Chen Yanqiu

Editor: Wen Yi

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