22 November this year is 冬至 (Dongzhi) Festival or Winter Solstice in China. Winter Solstice, of course, as in other countries is the shortest day of the year and marks the peak of winter.
China Winter Solstice Festival
Hauling of the yule log. From Chambers Book of Days (1832). The Yule log is a large log that is burned in the hearth as part of a Yule, or Christmas, celebration or with Winter Solstice festivals. “Yule log” may also refer to log-shaped Christmas cakes.
Winter Solstice Festival - The Winter Solstice Festival has its origins in the Chinese concept of yin and yang, which represents balance and harmony in life. It’s believed that the yin qualities of darkness and cold are at their most powerful on the shortest day of the year, but also at their turning point to give way to the light and warmth of yang. For this reason, the Winter Solstice Festival is a time for optimism.
12月21日：冬至 祝福 December 21: The Dōngzhì Festival Wishes... 12 월 21 일 : Dōngzhì 축제 희망 ... 在十二月二十二日左右的东莞节或冬至节（冬至）。 这个节日的起源可以追溯到宇宙中的平衡和谐的阴阳哲学。这个庆典之后，会有白天更长的日子，因此增加了正能量的流入。这个哲学的意义在于 由易经卦fù象征 冬至 復 12月21日 节愿望 东至 中文 中国 東至 中國菜 中文 唐人街 中國 冬至 冬至2017年 冬至2017 The Dōngzhì Festival or Winter Solstice Festival (冬至 東至) is one of the most important festivals celebrated by the Chinese ( 中文 中國 中国 ) and other East Asians during the Dongzhi solar term (winter solstice) on or around December 22. The origins…