Winter swimming lovers appear in North China

09:35, November 08, 2010      

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Winter swimming lovers dived and swam to celebrate the traditional solar term of the Beginning of Winter on Sunday in the North China province of Heilongjiang.

The fans, like a group of penguins, dived into the water in the Sina-Russian bordering Heilongjiang River, playing ice and snow in a pleasant mood despite of a sharp temperature drop to minus 11 degrees celsuis (12.2 degress fahrenheit).

People usually gather their family to eat dumplings, or Jiaozi, on the traditional day.

Wu Huamin, leader of a local winter swimming association, said, "The winter swimming not only benefits our physical healthness, but also strengthens our wills to resolve difficulties. More and more people are enjoying the sport."

Source: Xinhua


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