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China Traditional Festival Introduction: The Winter Solstice

Today is the winter solstice. The winter solstice is an important solar term in the Chinese lunar calendar. It is also a traditional festival of the Chinese nation.and this day is the shortest day of the year in all parts of the northern hemisphere,The ancients believed that the day was longer than the day since the beginning of the winter solstice, representing the beginning of the next cycle, is a good day. In the north of China, there is a custom of eating dumplings in the winter solstice. As the saying goes, "in the winter solstice, eat dumplings." And the south is eating Tangyuan ( glue pudding ),  Different food customs in different places, but dumplings is the most common.