Today is 冬至 (Dōngzhì) also Winter Solstice Festival in English. Traditionally, the Dongzhi Festival is also a time for the family to get together. One activity that occurs during these get together is the making and eating of Tang Yuan (湯圓) or balls of glutinous rice, which symbolize reunion. TangYuan are made of glutinous rice flour. The flour balls may be plain or stuffed. They are cooked in a sweet soup with both the ball and the soup/broth served in one bowl.
I used to be with my family during DongZhi. Unfortunately I don’t get to celebrate DongZhi with them this year due to my work.
Wishing everyone who celebrating this festival a very happy Winter Solstice Festival / DongZhi.