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Dumpling-eating celebrates winter solstice day

2008-12-21 13:59:44 GMT2008-12-21 21:59:44 (Beijing Time)  Xinhua English

Children make dumplings to celebrate the upcoming winter solstice day at a kindergarten in Hami, northwest China's Xinjiang Uygur Autonomous Region, Dec. 19, 2008. As the Chinese tradition, people eat dumplings to celebrate the winter solstice day. (Xinhua/ Cai Zengle)

Children count the dumplings they made to celebrate the upcoming winter solstice at a kindergarten in Hami, northwest China's Xinjiang Uygur Autonomous Region, Dec. 19, 2008. As the Chinese tradition, people eat dumplings to celebrate the winter solstice day. (Xinhua/ Cai Zengle)

A girl makes dumplings with her mother to celebrate the upcoming winter solstice day at a kindergarten in Hami, northwest China's Xinjiang Uygur Autonomous Region, Dec. 19, 2008. As the Chinese tradition, people eat dumplings to celebrate the winter solstice day. (Xinhua/ Cai Zengle)

Foreign students from Russia and Ukraine look at vegetable-skinned dumplings in Jinan, capital city of east China's Shandong province on December 21, 2008, the winter solstice day according to Chinese lunar calendar. It is also known as the first day of winter in the lunar calendar, when it is customary to eat dumplings in north China. [Xinhua]

Teachers and students make dumplings to celebrate the winter solstice day in May-quake-hit Qingchuan County, southwest China's Sichuan Province, December 21, 2008, the winter solstice day in Chinese lunar calendar. It is also known as the first day of winter according to lunar calendar, when it is customary to eat dumplings in north China. [Xinhua]

People ate dumplings in some parts of China on December 21, 2008, the winter solstice day according to Chinese lunar calendar.

It is also known as the first day of winter in the lunar calendar, when it is customary to eat dumplings in north China.

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