Major Cold, the 24th solar term, is the last solar term on the lunar calendar, starting from January 20th to 21st of the Gregorian calendar each year. As a quote from a Chinese classic goes, extreme coldness is called Major Cold. During the Major Cold period, cold air currents move southward, and the weather becomes bitterly cold, the coldest throughout the year.
Yet, the end of Major Cold marks the beginning of a new year.
This year, Major Cold will start on January 20th, New Year's Eve. Spring Festival is just around the corner, and everyone starts to paste Fai Chun.
Fai Chun, the Cantonese name of Spring Festival couplets, is what people traditionally place on the main gate of their homes during this festival. Fai sounds the same as "辉" in Chinese, which literally means light and thus embodies a wish for good luck next year. At the point when the new year is coming, Chinese people write down their wishes on auspicious red paper in anticipation of a better new year.
监制：谢苗枫 朱景 区小鸣
英文审校：张莹 袁子翔 刘灵芝 Jerry
Planning: Zhang Chunqing
Coordinating: Zhao Yang, Li Lin
Supervising: Xie Miaofeng, Zhu Jing, Ou Xiaoming
Script: Qin Shaolong, Ou Xiaoming
Director: Qin Shaolong
Filming: Eastbrook, Qin Shaolong
Video editor: Qin Shaolong
Poster: Lu Lu
English translation: Holly
English editor: Wing, Steven, Monica, Jerry