Start of Autumn, the 13th solar term of the year, begins this year on Aug 7 and ends on Aug 23.
The following are what you should know about Start of Autumn:
- “Autumn Tiger” (秋老虎)： The period of hot days after Start of Autumn is called Autumn Tiger.
- Fleshing out in autumn: If one has lost weight during the summer, he or she needs to flesh outat the beginning of autumn by eating different kinds of delicious food, especially meat.
- Gathering crops: There is a saying “If it rains on the day of the Start of Autumn, a good harvest is expected.”