Chinese tradisionele fees: Begin van die winter
The traditional Chinese lunar calendar divides the year into 24 solar terms.
Start of Winter, the 19th solar term of the year, begins this year on Nov 8 and ends on Nov 22.
"Nourishing the winter"
On the first day of Start of Winter, there is a custom, "nourishing the winter",
in Southeast China, in places such as Fujian, Guangdong and Taiwan provinces.
To prepare for the coming of a cold winter, people there like to eat high-calorie foods,
such as chicken, duck, beef, mutton, and fish,
which are usually stewed with the four traditional Chinese medicines: angelica, ligusticum wallichii,
Chinese herbaceous peony and rehmannia glutinosa libosch, to enhance the effectiveness of the nourishment.