Customs in Frost’s Descent
Customs like sweeping tombs on Tomb-sweeping day, hiking a mountain on the day of Double-Ninth Festival and eating Zongzi on the day of the Dragon Boat Festival have been passed down from generation to generation.
Although Frost’s Descent has brought the solemn and cold autumn, there are still many happy things about the solar term. People usually buy persimmons and apples, which sound similar to “safety” in Chinese. Some sellers also put chestnuts and persimmons together, which sound similar to “luck” in Chinese. In addition to these pronunciations, eating persimmons during the Frost’s Descent period can help people resist the cold and protect their bones. In the countryside, people believe that their lips will crack if they don’t eat persimmons during this period. Persimmons have brought happiness to generations of people.