Winter Solstice And End Of The World? #tangyuan #21december2012 #mayan #wintersolstice

Winter Solstice And End Of The World? #tangyuan #21december2012 #mayan #wintersolstice

Happy Winter Solstice, everyone! Better known as Dong Zhi (冬至) here in Singapore, this festival is widely celebrated by Chinese everywhere. In fact, Dong Zhi is even more significant than the Lunar New Year except that people now do not pay much attention to traditions. “冬大过年”,my Mum would say. Dong Zhi is the time of the year when families gathered to pray to their ancestors and to eat Tang Yuan (汤圆) which really sounds like "Tuan Yuan " (团圆/reunion). Because of it's round shaped, is also seen as a symbol of completeness for the family. Dong Zhi is a little special this year as it happened to fall on the same day as the proposed doomsday. Of course, the Mayans' prediction did not come true but the fact that it coincides with Dong Zhi made the festival seemed more meaningful. Think of it as getting a new lease of life after having survived a major disaster. Related Posts :...

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