24 Solar Terms: 5 things you may not know about the Spring Equinox

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Updated: 2017-03-17

24 Solar Terms: 5 things you may not know about the Spring Equinox

A gold egg. [File photo]

Egg-standing games

Standing an egg upright is a popular game across the country during the Spring Equinox. It is an old custom that dates back to 4,000 years ago. People practice this tradition to celebrate the coming of spring. It is believed that if someone can make the egg stand, he will have good luck in the future.

Some believe that the Spring Equinox is the best time to practice this game because on this day the axis of the earth is relatively balanced against the orbital plane of the earth’s rotation around the sun, which makes it easier to erect an egg.

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