Li Chun 立春 is a term in the Chinese solar calendar. Li Chun is also known as Da Chun. It is the first term of the 24 solar terms. It marks the beginning of the season of spring and the commencement of the Chinese year and the Hsia calendar 夏历. The change of zodiac sign will also set out on this day.
In ancient China, Li Chun is the day where farmers begin their work on the field after a long rest.
Li Chun is not the day where Chinese celebrates our New Year. The Chinese celebrates our New Year based on the Lunar calendar. The 1st day the Lunar calendar is known as 大年初一 (Da Nian Chu Yi).
Li Chun 立春 normally falls on the 3rd or 4th of February of the Gregorian calendar, the calendar commonly use today. In the Year of Dog 2018, Li Chun falls on 4 February 2018, 05:28 Hour.
Before this day, light up your home to usher the new energy. Leave the lights on till after the Li Chun transition time to boost the Yang energy at home and in your office.
Consuming red dates, onion and ginger on this day its said to be able to improve one’s immune system.