Lunar Nov. 7 (Dec.19, 2012)
Dongzhi Festival is also called the “Winter Solstice Festival”, is one of the most important traditional festivals in China, holding on lunar Nov. 7 of Chinese calendar. About 2500 years ago, Chinese menstruated winter solstice via observing movements of the sun with sundials. On today, Chinese would like to get together and have a big meal together. All the family members would make and eat Tanyuan which is made of glutinous rice flour, symbolizing reunion in the Chinese culture. They believe that doing so would keep them from frost in the upcoming winter.
Image Credit: “title” on e3mall.blogspot.com, “Tangyuan” on mumscottage11.blogspot.