Lesser Heat


A traditional Chinese calendar divides a solar year into 24 solar terms or periods. This complete set of 24 terms were initiated in the Western Han Dynasty (206 BC–24 AD). Most terms refer to the weather and climatic conditions of city Xi'an, capital of the Han Dynasty. As per the Gregorian calendar, Minor Heat or Lesser heat begins around 7 July and ends around 22 July. This period marks the beginning of the hottest period. Lesser heat period commences when the Sun reaches the celestial longitude of 105° and ends when it is at the longitude of 120°. It is called- Xiǎoshǔ, Shōsho, Soseo, or Tiểu thử or 小暑 in Chinese.

Lesser Heat 2023

Fri , 7th Jul 2023

Lesser Heat festival dates between 2019 & 2029

Year

Date

2019

Sunday, 7th of July

2020

Monday, 6th of July

2021

Wednesday, 7th of July

2022

Thursday, 7th of July

2023

Friday, 7th of July

2024

Saturday, 6th of July

2025

Monday, 7th of July

2026

Tuesday, 7th of July

2027

Wednesday, 7th of July

2028

Thursday, 6th of July

2029

Saturday, 7th of July

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