Great Heat (12th solar term)，when the sun reaches longitude 120 degrees. The solar term of great heat is "dog days",
which is the period with the most sunshine and highest temperature in a year. As the saying goes, "cold in the bitter winter, heat in the dog days", major heat relative to minor heat, as the name implies, more hot.
Relieving summer heat is the theme throughout the whole summer, especially in this hot great heat. "The university" said: "know stop and then have fixed, fixed and then can be static, static and then can be an", the ancients said "jie ding hui", is also this truth. In the dog days, to drink tea, to play with water, to enjoy the cool, to sit quietly, accompanied by green water and blue sky, the heart is also like cool wind blowing, soft water meditation. The heart is calm, even the sultry heat does not feel difficult.
Zhuziqing once said, "Most of the benefits are on the water," especially in the Great Heat. Summer-avoiding activities, can not do without water, more can not do without the ship. Great heat, should be boating off the heat.
Send great heat ship
The custom of sending "big summer boats" in Great Heat has a history of several hundred years along the coast of Taizhou, Zhejiang Province. It is said that during the Tongzhi period of the Qing Dynasty, epidemics were often prevalent in this area, especially in the Geat Heat. People believed that the epidemic was caused by five evil gods,so five sacred temples were built along the river. On the day of the Great Heat, special wooden boats were used to deliver the offerings outside the mouth of Jiaojiangkou to send away the epidemic, in order to bless people with a good harvest and a healthy life.
Great heat is in June (lunar calendar), also known as "lotus month", June 24 (lunar calendar), according to legend is the birthday of lotus, so there is a folk custom of watching lotus. Jiangsu changshu, tongzhou, wuxian and other places, is the famous view of the lotus, the view of the lotus, many cruise ships, the scene is quite spectacular.
Boating in summer
During the Great Heat period, the ancients were not alone in the home, do "indoor men" or "do not go out," on the contrary, they though such a heat season as the festival. One of the customs at that time was the "boating in summer". In the old days, every June, scholars gathered. Since the Tang dynasty, green lotus trees have been planted on the west lake in Hangzhou. On summer days, literati and scholars would go boating on the lake to enjoy the full moon and view the scenery.
Liang shiqiu once wrote: "In summer days, syrup of plum is the most popular drink. You can see the wooden eaves with the words' chilled plum soup 'on every street and street, as well as the entrance of the dried fruit shop. Some black characters with yellow background are very graceful and fluttering in the wind, just like the curtain of a restaurant, appealing passing people. In steaming hot summer, have a bowl of sweet and sour plum soup, better than living gods.
According to the "compendium of material medical" records, "the plum is half yellow, to smoke the plum" can send cool in addition to heat, ease pain, and even cure cough, cholera, dysentery, is a hot summer rare health drink.
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on the Banks of the tributaries
of Huangpu river.
We have a variety of water sports equipment,
such as kayaking, paddles and water bicycles.
Boating to relieve the heat, cool summer,
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