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Guanzghou Pengdi And Traditional Solar Terms Winter Solstice

Dec 22, 2017

Today is Chinese traditional solar terms, The winter solstice, also known as "winter festival", "celebrate winter", one of the twenty-four solar terms, one of the solar eclipse, and the summer solstice relative. The winter solstice begins when the sun reaches the Yellow Skeleton at 270 °, with a calendar year around December 22. According to legend, the winter solstice in the history of the New Year New Year's Day was once a very lively day.

On the solstice this winter, the direct sunlight reached the southernmost tip of the year almost straight to the Tropic of Cancer (23 ° 26'N). This day the least sunlight in the northern hemisphere is 50% less than in the southern hemisphere. The shortest day in the northern hemisphere, and the shorter the daylight to the north.

More commonly, there is a custom of eating dumplings in the winter solstice in northern China. As the saying goes: "The winter solstice, eat dumplings." And the South is to eat dumplings, of course, there are exceptions, such as winter solstice in Tengzhou, Shandong and other places called the number nine, nine popular popcorn day mutton soup, meaning to expel the cold .Guangzhou Pengdi wish you have a happy winter solstice.