"Beginning of Winter" in the annual November 7 or 8th,the ancient Chinese folk custom used the it as the beginning of winter.
"Beginning of Winter" in the annual November 7 or 8th,the ancient Chinese folk custom used the it as the beginning of winter. After the winter, the air generally became dry and the soil contained less water. The temperature dropped and the change was obvious. At the same time there are different customs around Winter festival:
In the south of China, people love to eat chicken, duck and fish in the beginning of winter. In Taiwan, the streets of the 'mutton stove', ‘Ginger Duck’ and other restaurants are full of friends. Many families also cook sesame oil chicken and four chickens to replenish energy.
People in the north of China, especially in Beijing and Tianjin, love to eat dumplings. Beginning of Winter is the turn of the autumn and winter seasons, so the dumplings at the time of "handing over" can not be eaten. Nowadays people have gradually restored this ancient custom. On this day, all kinds of dumplings are selling very hot.
Interestingly, the way to celebrate the winter has also been innovated. In Harbin, on the winter day, the children of the Heilongjiang Winter Swimming Association crossed the Songhua River to welcome the winter in this way.
Make up winter
The folks have the custom of wintering and wintering. In the best period of this tonic, people make up for food and supplement the coldness against winter. On this day, people in the South and the North supplemented the wild and wild tastes in different ways, so that in the cold winter, people can resist the cold.