2019 Tang-Yuan Day is on Sunday, December 22, 2019

2019 Chinese Tang-Yuan Che - Winter Solstice

2019 Tang-Yuan Day is on Sunday, December 22, 2019. The Tang-Yuan Day is Winter Solstice. The Winter Solstice time is 12:20 in China time zone. Winter Solstice is the longest night of the year. The day was the first day of the Chinese year. That means Winter Solstice was Chinese New Year Day. Chinese need to celebrate the New Year. It's in the cold December and Chinese eat Tang-Yuan SoupYuan to keep their bodies warm. In Chinese language, Tang Soup is soup and Yuan Yuan is round, which implies reunion, fully satisfaction. In old farmer society, the poor couldn't afford meat, and then they have Tang-Yuan on the Winter Solstice.

Tang-Yuan are sweet glutinous balls made by sweet rice and served with hot sugar water. It's kind of sticky. Not every child can swallow them. So people make some Tang-Yuan in red color, which make them prettier. Later, the varieties of Tang-Yuan were invented. Tang-Yuan are filled with different ingredients inside such as red bean paste, creamy peanut or sesame paste. Also, Tang-Yuan soup can be served with whole red bean or whole peanut and become a tasty dessert.

To eat Tang-Yuan on the Winter Solstice is a required custom. All children are told that people can add one year for their age after eating Tang-Yuan.

Note: In Chou Dynasty (1122 B.C.), Chinese used Winter Solstice as the first day of the year. It might be too cold to celebrate the New Year in the late December. Later, the Chinese New Year day was moved to early spring.

Winter Solstice Day is around December 21 every year. The time of Winter Solstice determines the date of Winter Solstice. Since the times and dates of Winter Solstice are different in different time zones,the date of Winter Solstice might fall into different days.

Chinese Tang-Yuan Day - Coming Years

2020 Chinese Tang Yuan Day is on Monday, December 21, 2020.
The Winter Solstice time at China Time Zone is 18:02 on December 21, 2020.
2021 Chinese Tang Yuan Day is on Wednesday, December 22, 2021.
The Winter Solstice time at China Time Zone is 0:00 on December 22, 2021.
2022 Chinese Tang Yuan Day is on Thursday, December 22, 2022.
The Winter Solstice time at China Time Zone is 5:49 on December 22, 2022.
2023 Chinese Tang Yuan Day is on Friday, December 22, 2023.
The Winter Solstice time at China Time Zone is 11:28 on December 22, 2023.
2024 Chinese Tang Yuan Day is on Saturday, December 21, 2024.
The Winter Solstice time at China Time Zone is 17:22 on December 21, 2024.

Winter Solstice & Tang-Yuan Day - US Time zone

The time difference between China time zone and US Pacific time zone is 16 hours. Therefore, then the day of US Winter Solstice or Tang-Yuan Che might be different from China time zone.

2020 Chinese Tang Yuan Day is on Monday, December 21, 2020.
The Winter Solstice time at US Pacific Time Zone is 2:03 on December 21, 2020.
2021 Chinese Tang Yuan Day is on Tuesday, December 21, 2021.
The Winter Solstice time at US Pacific Time Zone is 8:00 on December 21, 2021.
2022 Chinese Tang Yuan Day is on Wednesday, December 21, 2022.
The Winter Solstice time at US Pacific Time Zone is 13:48 on December 21, 2022.
2023 Chinese Tang Yuan Day is on Thursday, December 21, 2023.
The Winter Solstice time at US Pacific Time Zone is 19:27 on December 21, 2023.
2024 Chinese Tang Yuan Day is on Saturday, December 21, 2024.
The Winter Solstice time at US Pacific Time Zone is 1:21 on December 21, 2024.

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