Major Snow: What makes the winter lovable?
Snow is one of the elements that help to make winter lovable for many, and it should not be far way when Major Snow arrives.
Daxue, or “Major Snow,” is the 21st of the 24 solar terms of the Chinese lunar year. It also marks midwinter. Compared with “Minor Snow,” Daxue does not necessarily have more snowfall but the possibility of snowy days grows bigger.
In northern China, the temperature usually plunges below zero and snowstorms packed with dry wind are frequent at this time of year. In the south, the winter is milder; large swaths of land remain covered in green and the air is moister with occasional rain and fog.
But with most families equipped with heating, winter in the north is not harder to endure than the south.