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Chinese traditional festival:Start of Winter

Time : 2021-11-07 Hits : 18

The traditional Chinese lunar calendar divides the year into 24 solar terms. 

Start of Winter,  the 19th solar term of the year, begins this year on Nov 8 and ends on Nov 22.


"Nourishing the winter"

On the first day of Start of Winter, there is a custom, "nourishing the winter", 

in Southeast China, in places such as Fujian, Guangdong and Taiwan provinces. 

To prepare for the coming of a cold winter, people there like to eat high-calorie foods, 

such as chicken, duck, beef, mutton, and fish, 

which are usually stewed with the four traditional Chinese medicines: angelica, ligusticum wallichii, 

Chinese herbaceous peony and rehmannia glutinosa libosch, to enhance the effectiveness of the nourishment.

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