Culture Insider: Six things you may not know about Minor Heat
Updated: 2016-07-07 09:42
Farmers pick Hami melons, a popular cantaloupe, in Hami, Northwest China's Xinjiang Uygur autonomous region, July 4, 2016. [Photo/Xinhua]
Eating small melons
Minor Heat comes when all kinds of melons are being harvested. One custom in Nanjing, Jiangsu province has to do with enjoying small melons on the day of Minor Heat and having big melons on the day of Major Heat. Small and big melons normally refer to cantaloupes and watermelons.