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Xiao Xue (Minor Snow)

When the sun reaches the celestial longitude of 240 degrees on November 22 to November 23 each year, the solar term of Minor Snow (Xiao Xue) begins. Minor Snow refers to the time when it starts to snow (mostly in China’s northern areas), and the weather is dominated by the prevailing northerly wind. Although the days of Minor Snow aren’t the coldest period, considering fairly gentle days, it reminds people to put on more layers.   

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Chinese cabbage once played an irreplaceable role in families’ diet in the north. Forty years ago, food was less abundant in winter than now, with Chinese cabbage one of the few vegetables that could be eaten throughout winter in the north. During the days of Minor Snow, families would store Chinese cabbage for winter. The methods of cooking the vegetable include stewing, frying, and pickling, which offer abundant choices and different tastes. Storage Chinese cabbage in winter has become unforgettable memories of northern China. 

Here is a poem about snow from Tang Dynasty. 

小雪  【唐代】戴叔伦 

花雪随风不厌看, 

更多还肯失林峦。
愁人正在书窗下, 

一片飞来一片寒。 

 

Small Snow    by Dai Shulun 

I never tire of snowflakes flying with the wind. 

Any more many make mountains disappear. 

The worried sit by windowsills, 

Each mote of white brings chill. 

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The British School of Beijing, Sanlitun
Primary Campus

5 Xiliujie, Sanlitun Road
Chaoyang District
Beijing
100027,China
北京市朝阳区三里屯路西六街5号,北京英国学校(三里屯)

The British School of Beijing, Sanlitun
Early Years Campus

5 Xiliujie, Sanlitun Road
Chaoyang District
Beijing
100027, China

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