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Lixia (is the 7th solar term according to the traditional Chinese lunisolar calendar, which divides a year into 24 solar terms (??). It begins when the Sun reaches the celestial longitude of 45° and ends when it reaches the longitude of 60°. The word Lixia most often refers specifically to the first day of this period, the day when the Sun is exactly at the celestial longitude of 45°. In the Gregorian calendar, this is around May 5, and the Lixia period ends with the beginning of the next solar term, Xiaoman, around May 21. Lixia signifies the beginning of summer in Chinese culture, and due to the importance of summer in the agrarian society of ancient China, the day is associated with many cultural traditions, which vary by region. Each solar term can be divided into three pentads (?). They are the first pentad (??), second pentad (??), and last pentad (??). Lixia's pentads are: First pentad: simplified Chinese: ???; traditional Chinese: ???; pinyin: lóu guo míng – crickets start to chirp, Second pentad: Chinese: ???; pinyin: qiuyin chu – earthworms come out, Last pentad: Chinese: ???; pinyin: wánggua sheng – melon plants begin to bear fruit)

Shi Changhong, a designer from southern China's Guizhou Province, recently became an Internet star. He and his team spent a year creating gifs of China's 24 solar terms, which amazed the Internet. Chinese netizens have praised his work, remarking that people could learn a lot about China just by looking through these pictures..........

Wish I would've found these when I did Xiaoshu (Minor Heat)

This is the one for your post, Xiazhi..................

Calling it a night........................

LvlSlgr

From: LvlSlgr

Aug-25

Music Under the Stars - Iroquois Amphitheater 85th Anniversary - Join us for a FREE celebration of the 85th anniversary of the Iroquois Amphitheater! In partnership with American Musical Productions, we will be showcasing musical numbers from shows such as "Naughty Marietta," "Show Boat," "The Desert Song," "Anything Goes," "The Student Prince" and many more! Featuring soloists Emily Albrink, Chad Sloan, Erin Alcorn, Tristan Tournaud and a 25-piece orchestra and chorus under the direction of Joseph Rubin for a night of music under the stars! Admission is FREE, no tickets required, gates open at 6:00 PM!

Located in Louisville.

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  • Edited August 25, 2023 1:01 pm  by  LvlSlgr

Nation's Summer Capital (The city of Rehoboth Beach may be one square mile, but The Nation's Summer Capital provides plenty of entertainment for all during the season. Founded in 1873, the city was originally founded as a camp meeting ground and Christian seaside resort. It was incorporated in 1891 as Cape Henlopen City and then renamed to Rehoboth two years later. While the year-round population may be 1,327, according to the 2010 census, the resort city can have upwards of 40,000 in it on a summer day. Rehoboth Beach gained the nickname, "The Nation's Summer Capital" because of the reputation it has for vacationers coming from Washington, D.C. The city's mile-long boardwalk was originally built in 1873, and has changed and been rebuilt several times, thanks to storms. New for 2014, smoking is now prohibited on the boardwalk and is limited on the beach to certain designated areas)

Welcome to Rehoboth Beach, Delaware USA "The Nation's Summ… | Flickr

10 Best Things to Do in Rehoboth Beach - Explore the Nation's Summer ...

Jungle Jim's Waterpark...........

Funland.................

Funland in Rehoboth Beach Closed for Passing of Jean Fasnacht ...

The current "Summer White House"..................

I believe this I got the idea for this one from the Microsoft Rewards..................

LvlSlgr

From: LvlSlgr

Aug-25

One Voice Day (July 26) - is a day that revolves around the world joining together and forgetting all the differences of race, religion, and boundaries. Yes, this day is all about committing to the cause of world peace so our future generations never have to experience war. The essence of the day lies in making a promise of peace and unity by reciting the Universal Peace Covenant. To celebrate this day to the fullest, understand why peace is important and how it can make the world a better place. With the recent violent events, wars, and instability taking place around the world, it has become extremely important to bring together like-minded individuals who can call for global peace and unity. A lot of bias, hate, and misinformation exists in today’s world. Active efforts are required to highlight what people from around the globe have in common and One Voice Day is the perfect day to do so. 

  • Edited August 25, 2023 5:25 pm  by  LvlSlgr

Palio di Siena (known locally simply as Il Palio; from Latin pallium) is a horse race held twice each year, on 2 July and 16 August, in Siena, Italy. Ten horses and riders, bareback and dressed in the appropriate colours, represent ten of the seventeen contrade, or city wards. The Palio held on 2 July is named Palio di Provenzano, in honour of the Madonna of Provenzano, a Marian devotion particular to Siena which developed around an icon from the Terzo Camollia [it] area of the city. The Palio held on 16 August is named Palio dell'Assunta, in honour of the Assumption of Mary. Sometimes, in case of exceptional events or local or national anniversaries deemed relevant and pertinent ones, the city community may decide for an extraordinary Palio, run between May and September, such as on 9 September 2000, to celebrate the city entering the new millennium and on 20 October 2018, in commemoration of the centenary of the end of the Great War. The Corteo Storico, a pageant to the sound of the March of the Palio, precedes the race, which attracts visitors and spectators from around the world. The race itself, in which the jockeys ride bareback, circles the Piazza del Campo, on which a thick layer of earth has been laid. The race is run for three laps of the piazza and usually lasts no more than 90 seconds. It is common for a few of the jockeys to be thrown off their horses while making the treacherous turns in the piazza, and indeed, it is not unusual to see riderless horses finishing the race. A horse is not required to have a rider to win the race. The earliest known antecedents of the race are medieval. The town's central piazza was the site of public games, largely combative: pugna, a sort of many-sided boxing match or brawl; jousting; and in the 16th century, bullfights. Public races organized by the contrade were popular from the 14th century onwards; called palii alla lunga [it], they were run across the whole city. When the Grand Duke of Tuscany outlawed bullfighting in 1590, the contrade took to organizing races in the Piazza del Campo. The first such races were on buffalo-back and called bufalate; asinate, races on donkey-back, later took their place, while horse racing continued elsewhere. The first modern Palio (called palio alla tonda to distinguish it from the earlier palio alla lunga) took place in 1633)

SIENA - ITALY - JULY 2016 - Palio of Siena, flag of the caterpillar contrada, Tuscany

Palio di Siena horse race – in pictures | Italian traditions, Horse ...

The four days of the Palio di Siena – Learning Italy

Palio alla tonda, 1633 by Bernardino Capitelli....................

PALIO | Altitude

Calling it a night..................

LvlSlgr

From: LvlSlgr

Aug-26

Quilt Odyssey Week - Held in Hershey, PA the last Thursday thru Saturday in July. It appears this may not occur anymore because the founder passed away.

  • Edited August 27, 2023 9:22 am  by  LvlSlgr

Rush Springs Watermelon Festival (is an annual event that takes place on the 2nd Saturday in August every year. It has been held since 1948 and has grown to over 20,000 festival-goers each year. The event celebrates local watermelons by providing fun for the whole family and features a seed-spitting contest, an arts and craft fair featuring over 100 vendors, carnival rides, live entertainment, stage shows, on-site food vendors and a classic automotive show)

Photos From The Middle of Oklahoma: Rush Springs Watermelon Festival

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In 1969, this giant watermelon float would travel parade routes with its queen, 16-year-old Carla Cast.................

The Oklahoman shares old photos from Rush Springs Watermelon Festival

Rush Springs Watermelon Festival & Rodeo | TravelOK.com - Oklahoma's ...

15 delicious drives | Watermelon festival, Driving, Delicious

Off to work...............................

LvlSlgr

From: LvlSlgr

Aug-27

Sturgis Motorcycle Rally - is a motorcycle rally held annually in Sturgis, South Dakota, and the surrounding Black Hills region of the United States. It began in 1938 by a group of Indian Motorcycle riders and was originally held for stunts and races. Since then, the rally has become a pluralistic endeavor that consists of events put on by many different groups. Attendance has historically been around 500,000 people, reaching a high of over 700,000 in 2015. The event starts on the first Friday in August and takes place over 10 days. It generates around $800 million in annual revenue. 

  • Edited August 27, 2023 9:20 pm  by  LvlSlgr

Tau Day (is a celebration of the circle constant. Founded in 2010 with the publication of The Tau Manifesto by Michael Hartl, Tau Day takes place annually on June 28 (6/28 in the American calendar system). The Tau Manifesto’s introduction of (tau) as the “true circle constant” has had a significant impact on geek culture, including changing the time of day MIT announces its admissions decisions, being featured in the official Google calculator, and being supported by a large number of computer programming languages (including Microsoft .NET, Java, Rust, and Python))

Tau Day - 28 June

(x, why?): Happy Tau Day

Happy Tau Day! Nerds, explain it to the civilians. Cartoon by Phil ...

Off to work.................

LvlSlgr

From: LvlSlgr

Aug-29

National Underwear Day (Aug. 5) - Every year on the 5th of August, National Underwear Day is observed. It is a day when people across the globe wear their favorite undergarments. It can be anything and everything that includes panties, boxers, briefs, anything which provides comfort. 

  • Edited August 29, 2023 12:21 pm  by  LvlSlgr
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