Foreign students mark Winter Solstice in Beijing

15:09, December 21, 2010      

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On Dec. 20, foreign students from Beijing Language and Culture University gather in Quanjude Roast Duck Restaurant (Wangfujing Branch) Beijing to make dumplings with cooks there in celebration of the upcoming Winter Solstice. (photo by Zhangxu, Xinhua News Agency)

Winter Solstice, which falls around Dec. 22 every year, is an important festival and seasonal division point for Chinese people. In the north of China, people will eat dumplings and wontons while those in the south eat rice dumplings and long noodles.

By Ye Xin, People's Daily Online
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