Beijing at 1:11 on December 22, will usher in the Lunar New Year round solar terms of the winter solstice, marking China ushered in the "coldest of days." Most people think that the winter solstice festival is not really what is important, which is the family and friends get together dinner dumplings. College of Liaoning University professor Yang too said that early in the Yin and Zhou era, the Winter Solstice Festival is substantially equivalent to the Spring Festival, and later more winter solstice as big as a year argument.
Professor Yang Tai, as early as in the Spring and Autumn Period two thousand five hundred years ago, China has been observing the sun with Tugui, measured out the winter solstice, which is the twenty-four solar terms in the first to work out a time in every year of the Gregorian calendar 12 between March 21 to 23, which is the shortest day in the northern hemisphere throughout the year, the longest night of the day by day.
Mrs Yeung said, the Yin and Zhou period prescribed for the day before the winter solstice day Suizhong, the Winter Solstice Festival is substantially equivalent to the Spring Festival. Later the implementation of the lunar calendar, but the winter solstice has been ranked in the top 24 solar terms, called "Asian-year-old." As the winter solstice festival came from the Han Dynasty, flourished in the Tang and Song dynasties, bent along so far. Since the Han Dynasty, to be held to celebrate the ceremony, the peak of the court vacation days, you not hearing; folk break city for three days, to celebrate the holiday.
It is understood that the country has different customs at the winter solstice, the northern region has winter sheep, eating dumplings, wonton eating customs, in the south there are to eat on this day winter rice dumpling and long noodle. Mrs Yeung said, the winter solstice to eat dumplings, is not forgotten "medical saint" Zhang, "relieving Jiao ear soup" of grace. Nanyang has still "winter solstice misconduct dumplings bowl, frozen ears, nobody out," the ballad.