Thursday, December 22, 2011

Arrival of Winter 冬至 ...

dōng zhì
my grandfather migrated from Guangzhou, China
before the World War II to South East Asia
As a Cantonese, we were taught that 
today (Chinese calender 11th month 28th day) 
is the day of Winter passing
and this day has more significance 
then the Chinese New Year
As today, we celebrate the good year that we had
汤圆 "Tang Yuan", a sweet soup of glutinous rice flour balls 
which symbolizes
unity and harmony within the family

To get through the winter 过冬 (guòdōng) ...

Arrival of Winter 冬至 (dōng zhì) ...

Arrival of Winter 冬至 (dōng zhì) ...

at home


Olivier said...

de belles couleurs, tout ce melange

darlin said...

I admire your traditions Wong. The soup looks interesting, do you make the rice flour balls yourself?

Have a wonderful day!

Angel Corrochano said...

Son unos detalles muy atractivos, francamente sugerentes. Enhorabuena
Cordiales saludos

Bob Bushell said...

Beautiful and sweeties images.

s.c said...

It looks great. I like your stories.

Betty Manousos@ Cut and Dry said...

what a sweet story!
i love stories about the awesome chinese tradition, and not only.

beautiful set of images as well!

happy holidays!

A Brit in Tennessee said...

Traditions...nothing like 'em !
Love the idea of the soup, colorful and 'happy' looking :)
Wishing you and yours, many more celebrations.

Theanne and Baron said...

Traditions are wonderful...and the rice balls are beautiful in their simplicity! The colors are festive! Enjoy your celebration of a good year past!

PerthDailyPhoto said...

Very appealing images Wong, I hope it tastes as good as it looks.

George said...

This is a tradition that is worth keeping. Your photos are wonderful.

Eyeliquor said...

Wonderful Wong!

joaquín said...

Have a good arrival of winter Wong

cieldequimper said...

And it looks delicious too. I hope you enjoyed a good celebration!

Marion said...

Hope the taste of the soup is as good as your pictures! Thanks for sharing text and images.
Best regards, Marion

Angela Häring-Christen said...

It looks great and good to eat.
I hope you had a wonderful day!

Cristina said...

Hermosas fotografías!
Felicidades, un fuerte abrazo.

Costea Mircea said...

Nice colors.

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