Winter Solstice

  Time to remember….Winter Solstice this year falls on Dec 21, 2012, the ninth day of the 11th lunar month (11M9D).  This was the offerings made to Mr and Mrs Tan Yong Thian by their granddaughter. Rice balls in syrup (in the two porcelain bowls) are eaten to signify another year is passing. This is how the southern Chinese mark winter solstice, and demonstrates the Nanyang (Southern Chinese diaspora) culture in Singapore. For more practices on winter solstice, click here. [...]