Festa tradicional xinesa: inici de l'hivern
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.