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24 Solar Terms: 9 things you may not know about Winter Solstice

(Chinaculture.org) Updated: 2017-12-21

24 Solar Terms: 9 things you may not know about Winter Solstice

Mutton and vermicelli soup. [Photo/IC]

Eating mutton and vermicelli soup

 In Yinchuan, Ningxia Hui autonomous region, people call midwinter the "Ghost Festival". On that day, it is customary for people there to drink mutton and vermicelli soup and eat the dumplings in the soup. They give the midwinter soup a strange name: "brain" and share it with their neighbors.