The winter solstice-iBeauty wishes you happiness
The winter solstice (Winter Solstice), is one of the most important solar term China lunar calendar, is a traditional Chinese festival, the winter solstice known as "winter festival", "long to day", "sub" etc.. As early as in the spring and Autumn period more than 2500 years ago, China had to observe the sun with tugui, determination of the winter solstice, it is one of the twenty-four solar term worked out in the first time, in the Gregorian calendar year December 21st to 23. The winter solstice, the sun reaches the ground position at the tip of the year, almost direct tropic (latitude 23 degrees 26'). This day the northern hemisphere gets sunshine at least 50% less than in the southern hemisphere. The daytime of the northern hemisphere reaches the shortest, and the shorter the North day is. After the winter solstice, the night sky stars were completely replaced by the winter stars, and from today "into nine". The southern hemisphere is at this time of hot summer. It is more common that there is the custom of eating dumplings in the winter solstice in the north of China. As the saying goes, "in the winter solstice, eat dumplings." While the south is eating Glutinous Rice Balls, of course there are exceptions, such as Tengzhou, Qufu, Zoucheng in Shandong, the most popular winter solstice habit called, the day drink mutton soup custom, meaning dispelling cold italy. Around the food is different, but the most common Boiled dumplings to eat.