Winter landscape on Lushan
November 7 this year is the "Start of Winter" festival. The start of Winter is also the first solar term of winter in the lunar calendar. The start of Winter lasts from November 7th or 8th to the 22nd or 23rd, and like Spring Begins, Summer Begins, and Autumn Begins, it stands for the beginning of a new season.
We still keep this custom of eating delicious food at the Beginning of winter. In south China, chicken, duck, fish, and other meats are people's first choice; in north China, especially in Beijing and Tianjin, people would like to have Jiaozi (Dumpling), signifying the change of seasons.