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Countdown from 24: Solar terms in  Beijing Winter Olympics

Countdown from 24: Solar terms in Beijing Winter Olympics

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2022 Winter Olympics opening ceremony. Credit: Weibo.com Speaking of the countdown to the opening of the Olympic Games, what else can you think of besides numbers? At the opening ceremony of the 2022 Winter Olympics, general director Zhang Yimou creatively used a new countdown method - using the traditional Chinese 24 solar terms instead of numbers to express the pass of time. The day of the opening ceremony is the first of the 24 solar terms, "Lichun", which means the beginning of spring. It is also the inspiration of this idea. What are the 24 solar terms? The 24 solar terms are specific days in the Chinese lunisolar calendar that represent the changes of natural rhythm. There are four seasons of the year, three four seasons, and two solar terms per month. Each solar ter...