Happy winter solstice
Today is December 21, 2020, which is also the "winter solstice" in the 24 solar terms. I have heard
a saying very early: "The winter solstice is as important as the New year." In order to let everyone
feel the festive atmosphere, the company specially arranged this afternoon host a small activity
Southerners eat glutinous rice balls
The traditional custom of eating glutinous rice balls during the winter solstice is very popular in
the southern region. glutinous rice balls is an indispensable delicacy for the winter solstice
festival. Glutinous rice balls are round "small balls" made by kneading glutinous rice flour and
water. In order to taste good, black sesame and other auxiliary materials are usually added to the
inside. "Yuan" means consummation and reunion, symbolizing family reunion.
Northerners eat dumplings
There are many sayings about eating dumplings in the winter solstice, and there are two that
have been generally recognized. One is to commemorate the grace of "medicine saint" Zhang
Zhongjing "Quhan Jiao Er Tang". There is still a folk song in Nanyang that "If you don't eat a bowl
of dumplings in the winter solstice, maybe you can't handle the cold of winter". The second is
that folklore experts believe that the winter solstice is the day when yin and yang meet, so eating
dumplings on this day means "obeying the will of God." In the past farming society, people who
had worked for a year took advantage of the winter solstice day to reunite and rest, by the way,
to reward the family for their hard work over the past year.
Eat glutinous rice balls and dumplings
In LML, where cultures coexist, of course, it is to eat dumplings and glutinous rice balls. Uncle
chopped the meat in advance, and the colleagues got off work 40 minutes early to participate in
making dumplings together. Colleagues from different provinces across the country, the
dumplings we make are also in different shapes, but they do not hinder the deliciousness.
Everyone on the table carefully wraps it up, more people do things faster, and everything is done
in a short time. The boys are in charge of the kitchen, and the girls are sitting and playing with
their phones. Haha, the hot dumplings on the table and the sweet glutinous rice balls will make
this winter warmer. Everyone was so satisfied with their food that they went home slowly.