What you need to know about Liqiu?

Source: Xinhuanet| 2017-08-07 21:01:19|Editor: Mengjie

Customs about "Liqiu" are usually about delicious food

After "Liqiu", it's popular to "get the autumn fat", which is also called "Tie Qiu Biao" in Chinese. Since people have little appetite during the hot summer, cooling autumn becomes a season to make up fat lost during summer, and take in nutrition for the coming winter.

Thus, meat dishes are indispensable, especially in north east China.

People buy fresh pork at a market in Fuxin, northeast China's Liaoning Province, Aug. 7, 2016. Chinese solar term "beginning of autumn" falls on Aug. 7 this year. People usually eat meat on this day, with the meaning to make up fat lost during summer and store energy for the coming winter. (Xinhua/Li Mingfang)

Dumplings (Xinhua file photo)

People buy meat at a shop in Boxing County, Binzhou City of east China's Shandong Province, Aug. 7, 2016. (Xinhua file photo)

"Ken Qiu" or "Yao Qiu", meaning "biting into autumn", is also a part of the ancient food traditions on the beginning day of autumn to fight against scorching hot after summer.

People usually eat watermelon and peaches, which was said to stave off bad health and prevent ailments related to the changing of seasons.

Children show watermelon caved with Chinese characters meaning "beginning of autumn" at Yucong kindergarten in Raoyang County of north China's Hebei Province, Aug. 7, 2016. Chinese solar term "beginning of autumn" falls on Aug. 7 this year. (Xinhua/Zhu Xudong)

Children eat watermelons to meet the coming solar term "beginning of autumn" in Hefei, capital of east China's Anhui Province, Aug. 7, 2015. Chinese people has a tradition to eat watermelons or peaches before the "beginning of autumn," indicating to bite away "summer." The solar term "beginning of autumn" falls on Aug. 8 this year. (Xinhua/Liu Junxi)

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