- Celebrated on the winter solstice
- The origins of this festival can be traced back to the yin and yang philosophy of balance and harmony in the cosmos. After this celebration, there will be days with longer daylight hours and therefore an increase in positive energy flowing in.
- A time for the family to get together.
- One activity that occurs during these get-togethers is the making and eating of tangyuan (湯圓) or balls of glutinous rice, which symbolize reunion. Tangyuan are made of glutinous rice flour and sometimes brightly colored.
Wednesday, December 21, 2016
Winter Traditions and Holidays Part 18 - Dongzhi Festival
Dongzhi Festival (Solstice - Chinese, Japanese, Koreans, Vietnamese)