Grain Rain: A refreshing dish for the end of spring

The sixth solar term – "grain rain" or "guyu" in Chinese – falls on April 20, and marks the end of spring.

According to the saying, "Qingming ceases snow, grain rain ceases frost." When this term arrives, cold weather finally ends, and the temperatures start to rise. 

Grain Rain, just as the name implies, is a crucial time for grains to grow. There is an old saying, "Rain brings up hundreds of grains," which indicates the importance of this season.

In the northern part of China, the first heavy rain usually occurs during this time of year, which is the peak time for planting rice, corn, and the growth of cotton.