Winter Solstice---Chinese Traditional Festival

- Dec 22, 2017 -

Winter Solstice

 

Winter Solstice (Winter Solstice), also known as "the sun", is an important solar term in Chinese lunar calendar, [1] is also a traditional festival of the Chinese nation, the Winter Solstice commonly known as "a bitter, holiday", "long to festival", "age", etc, as early as two thousand five hundred years ago in the spring and autumn period, China has been formed, the observation of the sun, the determination of the Winter Solstice, it is one of the earliest developed in the 24 solar terms, time on December 21 to 23, every year in the Gregorian calendar.

It is important to note that because of the before and after the winter solstice, the earth near perihelion, faster running speed, causing the sun in a year in the southern hemisphere time shorter than direct in the northern hemisphere time about 8 days, therefore, in the northern hemisphere winter is slightly shorter than in summer.

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Winter solstice is a great time for health, mainly because "Qi begins in winter solstice".Since the winter begins, life begins to decay and turn from static to static.At this time, scientific health can help to ensure vigorous energy and prevent premature aging, to achieve the purpose of longevity.In the winter solstice, the food should be varied, and the grain, fruit, meat and vegetables should be properly matched, and the high calcium food should be selected.

There are different customs throughout the winter solstice, and most parts of northern China have the custom of eating Jiaozi(Dumpling) in winter.After thousands of years of development, the winter solstice 

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