Battle Cold Dew season with Linyi pastry

Cold Dew, the 17th of the 24 solar terms in the Chinese lunisolar calendar, starts on October 8 and ends on October 22 this year. 

Compared with Autumn Equinox, the temperature across the country during Cold Dew significantly drops and, during this period, most parts of northern China welcome autumn.

The 24 solar terms, which indicate both the moon phrase and the time of solar year, helped ancient Chinese farmers track the change in climate and correctly arrange their farming work. During Cold Dew, it is harvest time.

There is a farmers' saying: "In Cold Dew, hawthorns are picked". The sweet and sour fruit is ripe at the time in central and northern areas of China, especially in Linyi. 

People in Linyi love hawthorn. It can be eaten raw, dried out, made into fruitcake and used as medicine. It is also widely known for its ability to boost appetite, allowing you to eat more and put on weight, which is handy for resisting the upcoming winter cold. 

In addition to hawthorn, local residents battle Cold Dew season with Linyi pastry.