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24 Solar Terms --Grain Buds

Grain Buds or "Xiaoman" is the 8th of the 24 solar terms and the 2nd solar term of summer. It usually arrives around May 20-22. As its name suggests, it is the period of time when grains are beginning to ripen, but are not quite fully there yet. In terms of climate, during the Grain Buds period, the climate is hot, humid and rainy.