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[24 solar term] Winter solstice

Updated:2017-12-22 09:04:38   english.yunnan.cn

Winter Solstice, the shortest day of the year, falls on Dec. 22 this year. 

In Chinese culture, it marks the beginning of deep winter and a break from farming in traditional agricultural society. It is also a time for family gatherings.

Yunnan folks like eating glutinous rice cake, mutton and dumplings to ward off cold on the day of winter solstice. Families also gather to visit the tombs of their forefathers, paying tribute.

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Editor: Eric Wang