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Li Chun 2019 立春

Happy Li Chun! 立春快乐!

 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 Pig 2019, Li Chun falls on 4 February 2019, 11:14:14 Hour. This year's Li Chun is also the eve of the Lunar New Year.

Normally, the practice of lighting up the house or business premise on the eve of Li Chun and leaving the lights on to usher Li Chun is to boost the Yang energy for the premise. However, for this year, avoid doing so as the day of Li Chun is a Broken day (破日) and the eve of Li Chun is also a Broken Day. 

Consuming red dates, onion and ginger on this day its said to be able to improve one’s immune system.