As we all know the Christmas Day is coming and it is the most important holiday in Western Country. But do you know the Winter Festival?
Today is December 21st, it is the winter festival in China, we also call it winter solstice. Do you know the Winter Festival ? Winter solstice is an important solar term in the Chinese lunar calendar. On this day, the northern hemisphere has the shortest day and the longest night. After the winter solstice, the days get longer and the nights get shorter.
As an old Chinese saying goes, the winter solstice is greater than the year, but the southern and northern parts of China have different traditions on this day.
In northern China, there is the custom of eating salt dumplings we called Jiaozi every winter solstice.This food is made with meat and vegetable stuffing. While in Southern China, they eating the sweet dumplings we called Tang-yuan. It is Chinese sweet dumplings with Black sesame, Osmanthus or peanut.
Why the Northerners eat Jiaozi?
It is said that dumplings originated from the ancient “Jiaozi”. People ate “jiao’er” and drank “Quhan soup”.
They were warm, their ears were hot, and their frostbitten ears were cured. Later generations learn the appearance of “jiao’er” and wrap it into food, also known as “dumplings”.
Why the Southerners eat Tangyuan?
The custom of eating glutinous rice balls in the South during the winter solstice has been established in the Ming and Qing Dynasties.
On the day of the winter solstice, it is necessary to “make powdered rice balls” that is round dumpling. All the family sit around and eat dumplings. It is called “Tian Sui”, “Yuan” means “Reunion” and “consummation”.It symbolizes family harmony and auspiciousness.
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Wish your family reunion and happiness.