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24 Solar Terms: Beginning of Summer

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The traditional Chinese solar calendar divides the year into 24 solar terms. Start of Summer, the 7th term of the year, begins on May 6 and ends on May 20 this year.

Since the start of Summer, the rainy season has officially started, with significantly more rainfall and rain days. Summer is the best season for many crops to flourish, with plenty of light and temperature and plenty of rain providing the conditions plants need.

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