A Bit of History
In ancient China, the Winter Solstice Festival was even more important than the Lunar New Year, sometimes called Chinese New Year. During the Han Dynasty, the Chinese believed that after the solstice, days became longer and so did positive yang energy. Emperors and commoners alike would spend the day offering to heaven and to deceased relatives. Today, many of the traditions continue.
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