Winter Solstice

By | February 8, 2013

Winter solstice (Dongzhi in Chinese) is considered as one major and important Chinese festival in the lunar calender which is still celebrated and valued today. The Winter solstice (Dongzhi in Chinese) usually happen usually around 22nd or 23rd December and after the Winter solstice (Dongzhi in Chinese) the day date in the north hemisphere would start to grow continually. In another word, the day time with sunlight (in contrast to the night time) is minimized on this particular day. By celebrating this traditional festival, the Chinese would reunion and have dumplings made by them. Furthermore, there are also a lot of people offering sacrifice on this particular festival to the god they believe and to pray for a better new year.

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