Winter Solstice

Winter solstice, or 冬至 (Dong Zhi), is traditionally celebrated in China. It is the day with shortest daytime and longest night in the Northern Hemisphere, which was found by Chinese 2500 years ago. Winter Solstice Festival was once believed to be of the same importance as Chinese New Year, people eat dumplings or tangyuan (glutinous rice balls, a traditional Chinese food) and worship the ancestors at winter solstice, waiting for longer daytimes and the end of winter.