Winter Solstice

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The Winter Solstice Festival or The Extreme of Winter (Chinese and Japanese: 冬至) is one of the most important festivals celebrated by the Chinese and other East Asians during the dongzhi solar term on or around December 21 when sunshine is weakest and daylight shortest.


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Traditionally, the Dongzhi Festival is also a time for the family to get together. One activity that occurs during these get togethers is the making and eating of Tangyuan (湯圓) or balls of glutinous rice, which symbolize reunion.


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~*~Patty S said…
This is such a beautiful and meaningful post Lay Hoon...I so enjoy learning about customs in other lands!

Thank you for sharing ... always!
oxo

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