Greater Heat


Greater Heat is the 12th time period of the 24 solar terms or phases in a traditional Chinese calendar. Great heat period begins when the Sun reaches the exact celestial longitude of 120° and lasts until it reaches the longitude of 135°. The Traditional Chinese calendar divides a year into 24 solar terms. In the Gregorian calendar, it Greater Heat corresponds to July- August, usually around 22 July and ends on 7 August. Great heat is also referred as Major heat, Dàshǔ, Taisho, Daeseo, or Đại thử in Chinese.

Greater Heat 2023

Sun , 23rd Jul 2023

Name

Solar Term Chinese

Solar Term

Date

Lì chūn

立春

 Beginning of spring

4-Feb

Yǔ shuǐ

雨水

Rainwater

19-Feb

Jīng zhé

驚蟄;惊蛰

Waking of insects

6-Mar

Chūn fēn

春分

March equinox

21-Mar

Qīng míng

清明

Pure brightness

5-Apr

Gǔ yǔ

穀雨;谷雨

Grain rain

20-Apr

Lì xià

立夏

Beginning of summer

6-May

Xiǎo mǎn

小滿;小满

Grain full

21-May

Máng zhòng

芒種;芒种

Grain in ear

6-Jun

Xià zhì

夏至

June solstice

22-Jun

Xiǎo shǔ

小暑

Slight heat

7-Jul

Dà shǔ

大暑

Great heat

23-Jul

Lì qiū

立秋

Beginning of autumn

8-Aug

Chǔ shǔ

處暑;处署

Limit of heat

23-Aug

Bái lù

白露

White dew

8-Sep

Qiū fēn

秋分

September equinox

23-Sep

Hán lù

寒露

Cold dew

8-Oct

Shuāng jiàng

霜降

Descent of frost

24-Oct

Lì dōng

立冬

Beginning of winter

8-Nov

Xiǎo xuě

小雪

Slight snow

22-Nov

Dà xuě

大雪

Great snow

7-Dec

Dōng zhì

冬至

December solstice

22-Dec

Xiǎo hán

小寒

Slight cold

6-Jan

Dà hán

大寒

Great cold

20-Jan

Greater Heat festival dates between 2019 & 2029

Year

Date

2019

Tuesday, 23rd of July

2020

Wednesday, 22nd of July

2021

Thursday, 22nd of July

2022

Saturday, 23rd of July

2023

Sunday, 23rd of July

2024

Monday, 22nd of July

2025

Tuesday, 22nd of July

2026

Thursday, 23rd of July

2027

Friday, 23rd of July

2028

Saturday, 22nd of July

2029

Sunday, 22nd of July

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