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Grain in Ear máng zhǒng 芒种 Jun 6th

Mángzhòng 芒种 in Chinse, or Bōshu in Japanese, Mangjong in Korean, Mang chủng in Vietnamese, is the ninth solar term. It begins when the Sun reaches the celestial longitude of 75° and ends when it reaches the longitude of 90°. In the Gregorian calendar, it usually … Continue reading

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Insects Awaken jīng zhé 惊蛰 Mar 05

One of my favorite solar terms is Jīngzhé, or Keichitsu in Japanese, Gyeongchip in Korean, or Kinh trập in Vietnamese. It is the 3rd of the 24 solar terms in the traditional Chinese calendar. This year it begins on March fifth in the western … Continue reading

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Cider: the October Drink

Cider was the real original American drink. As early as the mid 18th century apple cider was a staple at every family table. A Swedish naturalist Pehr Kalm, noted during his travels in 1749 that nearly every home on Staten Island had … Continue reading

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