Q： Why is the solar term (节气) jingzhe (惊蛰) about insects (昆虫)?
A： Jingzhe is one of the 24 solar terms in the Chinese lunar calendar (农历). It means the “awakening (惊醒) of the insects”. This year, jingzhe falls on March 5. It has been a key time for spring farming since the days of ancient China.