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24 Solar Terms: 9 things you may not know about Winter Solstice

2016-December-21       Source: Chinadaily.com.cn

The traditional Chinese lunar calendar divides the year into 24 solar terms. Winter Solstice (Chinese: 冬至), the 22nd solar term of the year, begins this year on Dec 21 and ends on Jan 4.

24 Solar Terms: 9 things you may not know about Winter Solstice

Red-bean and glutinous rice. [Photo/Weibo]

Eating red-bean and glutinous rice

In some regions south of the Yangtze River on the first day of Winter Solstice, the whole family gets together to have a meal made of red-bean and glutinous rice to drive away ghosts and other evil things.

 

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