The December Solstice, also known as the winter solstice (冬至, loosely translated as 'the arrival of winter') usually falls on the 22nd of December every year. Traditional Chinese families celebrate the festival of the Winter Solstice as the start of the new year and the beginning of winter. The tradition of making glutinous rice balls (湯圓: tong yuen) in each Chinese family is passed on from one generation to another. Today, eating tong yuen has become a common practice and this dessert is readily available in major dessert shops all year round.
Tong yuen in soya bean drink
Black sesame filling