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Dong Zhi in East Asia

Dong Zhi in East Asia is held on December 21. Dongzhi Festival. This event in the third decade of the month December is annual. Help us Help us 
21 December - Dong Zhi in East Asia
It is an auspicious day. It is almost as important as the Chinese New Year! It symbolises the peak of winter. Day for family gatherings. Tangyuan or glutinous rice balls are served.
The Dongzhi Festival is celebrated in China on the shortest day of every year – also known as Winter Solstice. Dongzhi translates to “arrival of winter” or “winter's extreme“, and like many cultures around the world, Dongzhi celebrates the Winter Solstice and the hopes for Spring to bring longer days.
In China, it is known as Dongzhi, and was discovered over 2,500 years ago during the Han Dynasty (206 BC–220 AD) by a wise man named Zhou Fong while using a sundial. Today, it is one of the most significant Chinese festivals.

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