Impossibly cute and adorable…Happy winter Solstice 冬至快乐!
On 22 December, many Chinese celebrate the Winter solstice. According to the Chinese astrology, Yang symbolizes light and warmth while Yin is the opposite. It is believed that on winter solstice, the Yin is at its peak and will disappear gradually while the Yang becomes stronger.
Therefore to celebrate the coming of warmth and optimism, we eat with our families. Similar to Chinese New Year. One of my favorite is the dessert! Glutinous rice balls (汤圆）symbolizing reunion served in sweet soup.
Nowadays there’re ready to serve glutinous rice balls sold in supermarkets all year round 😊.
Wishing everyone a Happy winter solstice and good times with your family and friends.