'Lichun': the beginning of spring

Xinhua | Updated: 2018-02-04 17:37

Even though many places in China are still shudder in chill this year, the country has waved goodbye to winter and ushered in spring on Sunday, according to the Chinese lunar calendar.

"Lichun" falls on Feb 4 this year. It is considered the beginning of spring and is the first of the 24 solar terms of the Chinese lunar calendar.

The beginning of spring

A bullet train is seen above the field of cole flowers in Zhaikou village of Rongjiang county, Southwest China's Guizhou province, Feb 3, 2018. The day of "Lichun", literally meaning the beginning of the spring, falls on Feb 4 this year. Lichun is the first of the 24 solar terms of the Chinese lunisolar calendar. [Photo/Xinhua]
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