Rain Water this year starts on Feb. 19 and ends on Mar. 5. (Photo provided to chinadaily.com.cn)
The traditional Chinese lunar calendar divides the year into 24 solar terms. Rain Water (Chinese: 雨水) this year starts on Feb. 19 and ends on Mar. 5.
Rain Water signals the increase in rainfall and rise in temperature. With its arrival, lively spring-like scenery starts blossoming: the river water defreezes, wild geese move from south to north, and trees and grass turn green again.