When the sun reaches the celestial longitude of 240 degrees on November 22 to November 23 each year, it’s the time for “Minor Snow”.
Some areas along the Yellow River begin to snow. It’s usually minor snow, freezing in the night and melting in the morning. The soil is not cold enough, and the snow can’t accumulate a lot on the ground.
Traditional food for this day is glutinous rice cake. In ancient times, glutinous rice cake is traditional sacrificial offerings. It’s used by farmers to sacrifice for the “God of Ox”. Nowadays, it’s popular food in south China. After this day, farmers also start to make preserved meat, to eat in the coming Spring Festival.