Lesser Cold (Xiao Han) Jan 4-6 - What to eat and do to prepare for the transition into the coldest phase of the season
Lesser Cold (Xiao Han), one of the 24 solar terms in the traditional Chinese calendar, signifies the onset of deep winter, marking a pivotal transition into the coldest phase of the season. As this period arrives, individuals are advised to adapt their lifestyles to cope with the harsh weather conditions.
Dressing for the Onset of Lesser Cold
As Lesser Cold sets in, prepare this solar term season with the right clothing choices and warming accessories, creating a stylish and comfortable winter wardrobe that prioritizes your well-being.
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Culinary Delights of Lesser Cold: Warming Foods and Traditional Soups
Dive into the rich tapestry of Chinese culinary traditions during Lesser Cold, where the focus shifts to foods that offer warmth and nourishment. Lesser Cold's culinary delights feature hot soups and stews as comforting staples, meticulously crafted with ingredients renowned for their warming properties, including Goji Berries, ginger, garlic, and chili.
As temperatures drop, Traditional Chinese soups take the spotlight, each with its unique blend of flavors and health benefits perfectly suited for the season.
- Delight your taste buds with the richness of Taiwanese Sesame Soup, relish the heartiness of Lotus Root & Pork Soup, and indulge in the savory goodness of Chinese Chicken Mushroom Soup.
- These soups, ingrained in Chinese culinary traditions, gain heightened popularity during Lesser Cold due to their perceived health benefits and suitability for winter.
- Embrace the season's culinary treasures and nourish your body with these soul-warming dishes, celebrating both tradition and well-being.
Nurturing Health and Wellness: Lesser Cold's Emphasis on Well-being
In the transition to colder temperatures, susceptibility to colds and respiratory issues heightens, leading to a surge in coughing.
Lesser Cold and the Thrill of Winter Sports
- In regions experiencing snowfall, the onset of Lesser Cold provides an opportunity for winter sports enthusiasts to engage in activities like skiing, ice skating, and snowboarding.
- These activities not only embrace the season but also offer a unique way to stay active and enjoy the winter landscape.
Lesser Cold Celebrations: Temple Fairs
- Traditionally, Lesser Cold is celebrated through temple fairs that feature a blend of tradition and festivity.
- These fairs showcase traditional performances, cultural exhibitions, and an array of food stalls, creating a vibrant and communal atmosphere.