Beginning of Winter is one of the 24 solar terms in the traditional Chinese calendar. It marks the beginning of winter and usually falls around November 7th or 8th in the Gregorian calendar. The name Beginning of Winter is can be translated as "Start of Winter."
During this time, temperatures continue to drop, and winter officially begins. It's an important period for farmers and traditional agricultural activities as they prepare for the colder season. This includes tasks like storing crops, winterizing homes and clothing, and making sure livestock are well taken care of.
In addition to its agricultural significance, Beginning of Winter is also recognized in traditional Chinese medicine and is used to guide people in adjusting their diets and daily routines to stay healthy during the winter months. It's part of the Chinese cultural and natural calendar, which divides the year into 24 solar terms to help with various aspects of daily life, including agriculture, health, and festivals.