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24 Solar System Calendar

The ancient Chinese divided the sun's annual motion into 24 segments, calling each segment a specific "solar term." The solar terms were created thousands of years ago to guide agricultural production and function even now. The criteria for its formulation were developed through the observation of seasonal changes and other natural phenomena. Some rituals and festivities are associated with the terms, contributing to communities’ cultural identities. The concept of this project is to simplify the contents from the traditional Chinese lunar calendar with modern and simple design that helps people easily understand the Chinese calendar.

Project Type

Illustrated Calendar

Art Direction

Bryan Satalino

Year

2017

RAIN WATER

02/19~03/04

Rain Water is the second of the 24 solar terms used in Chinese tradition. As its name implies, this term bodes for an increase in rain starting around late February.

GREATER HEAT

07/23~08/06

Solar term "Greater Heat", indicates entry into summer’s hottest period. It usually occurs between July 22 and 24.

LIGHT SNOW

11/22~12/06

Light Snow, which falls around November 22 to 23, indicating the snow season has begun.

Spring Begins
Vernal Equinox
Summer Begins
Summer Solstice
Autumn Begins
Autumn Equinox
Winter Begins
Winter Solstice
Rain Water
Clear and Bright
Grain Full
Slight Heat
The End of Heat
Cold Dew
Light Snow
Slight Cold
Insects Awakening
Grain Rain
Grain in Beard
Greater Heat
White Dew
Frost's Descent
Great Snow
Great Cold

CLEAR AND BRIGHT

04/05~04/19

Clear and Bright falls early April, when people commemorate their deceased loved ones by visiting tombs and offering sacrifices. It is marked by frequent rain and the starting of the blooming season.

© 2018 by Ting Chou

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