Today is the Winter Solstice. On this day, the days are the shortest and nights are the longest in the northern hemisphere. It is on the contrary in the southern hemisphere. The Winter Solstice is the 22nd solar term of the 24 solar terms and the last solar term of the Gregorian calendar.
The Winter Solstice, commonly known as the Winter Festival, the Long Solstice Festival or Yasui, has been a very important traditional festival since ancient times, and different solar term customs have been handed down across the country. After thousands of years of development, China has formed a unique seasonal food culture.
In China, people in different regions eat different kinds of food, but jiaozi is a custom for most Chinese on Winter Solstice, especially in northern regions. Suzhou people are used to eating wontons on the winter solstice. According to historical legend, during the winter solstice 2,500 years ago, the king of Wu got tired of all kinds of delicacies and wanted a change. To satisfy the king’s wish, the beauty Xi Shi went to the kitchen to make a bowl of wontons. The king of Wu liked it very much and ate a big bowl. In memory of Xishi, Suzhou people will make wontons on the winter Solstice to celebrate the festival. In places like Shanghai, people eat tangyuan to celebrate the winter Solstice. Tangyuan are round glutinous rice balls stuffed with stuffing. Hangzhou residents have a tradition of eating rice cakes on the Winter Solstice. In the past, every family would make rice cakes before the Winter Solstice to honor ancestors or give gifts to relatives and friends.
Today is the Winter Solstice, Hebei Orient Rubber & Plastic Co., Ltd. wish you a happy Winter Solstice, and everyone can eat delicious jiaozi to celebrate this special day.
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