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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

A flower-shaped rice cake. [Photo/IC]

Eating rice cakes

During the Winter Solstice, Hangzhou residents traditionally eat rice cakes. In the past, before the approach of the winter solstice, every household would make the cakes to worship their ancestors or use as gifts for relatives and friends. Today, though fewer families eat home-made cakes, people there still buy rice cakes for the Winter Solstice Festival.