Xiaoxue is the twentieth of the twenty-four solar terms.
On the 22nd to 23rd of the Gregorian calendar every year, the sun reaches 240° of the Yellow River. This is called the Little Snow Festival. Starting from Xiaoxue, most parts of China began to blow northwest winds, and the temperature dropped, and gradually fell below 0 °C, but the land was not too cold. Although snow began to fall, the amount of snow was not large, so it was called Xiaoxue.