Traditional foods for summer vacation include duck, sweet and sour lotus root, herbal tea, wine, mushrooms, etc. There is a folk custom of eating ducks in summer because the old duck tastes sweet and cold.
There are many ways to do it, such as old duck soup, white cut duck, lemon duck, roast duck, lotus leaf duck, walnut duck and so on. Traditional Chinese medicine believes that Laoya decoction has the effects of nourishing the stomach, generating fluid, clearing heat and strengthening the spleen. It is suitable for people with fever and fire in the body.
Summer is the fourteenth of the twenty-four solar terms. The festival is handed in on August 22-24 of the Gregorian calendar every year. In the summer, it means "out of the summer", which means to leave in the heat. At the time of summer, the direct point of the Sun continues to move southward, the solar radiation weakens, the subtropical high also retreats southward, the temperature gradually decreases, and the summer heat gradually disappears. The summer vacation means the end of the extremely hot and difficult weather. Although the weather is still hot during this period, it has shown a downward trend.
The solar term of relieving summer heat is in the period of short-term regenerative weather (autumn tiger). The "autumn tiger" generally occurs between August and September of the Gregorian calendar. The duration of autumn tiger varies from half a month to two months every year.
The significance of summer treatment in daily life is to remind people that the summer heat gradually subsides and the weather changes from hot to cool. We should pay attention to the prevention of "autumn dryness". There are many folk activities in summer, such as eating ducks, setting off river lanterns, opening Fishing Festival, decocting medicine and tea, worshiping the land lord, etc.