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      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.”


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