“Lichun” (Chinese:立春) falls on Feb. 3 this year.
According to the traditional Chinese lunar calendar, a year is divided into 24 periods based on specific astronomical phenomena. “Lichun”, the first of the 24 solar periods, consists of two Chinese characters “li” and “chun”, which means “beginning” and “spring” respectively. Therefore, “Lichun” literally refers to the beginning of spring.
Flowers are in full bloom at ECNU to welcome the beginning of spring.
Startingfrom“Lichun”, the day becomes longer and the weather turns warmer in China. With an increasing amount of sunshine and rain,“Lichun”brings people warmth, life, and hope.
As we celebrate “Lichun” and the coming Spring Festival, we would like to remind all ECNUers to take care and stay safe. Wish you all have a great winter vacation!
Author: Yuan Yiwei
Copy editor: Joshua Mayfield
Photo by: Li Zhendong, Zhang Yaowen
Designer: Luo Kexin
Editor: Wicky Xu