On December 21, 2016, the day is the Winter Solstice, it is an important and traditional day in China.
The origins of this festival can be traced back to the yin and yang philosophy of balance and harmony in the cosmos. More than 2500 years ago, Chinese people had detected this day by measuring the sun. You might ask what makes it special. The answer is that the daytime lasts the shortest while the night lasts the longest of the year. It means the new round of the solar term, the Winter Solstice is the earliest.
As an old tradition, people treat that day as a grand day, they celebrate it. In the north, most people eat dumplings, while in the south, people have rice dumpling and boiled dumpling. Though people celebrate in a different way, they share the same happiness, family get together and have a big dinner. Winter Solstice gives family a chance to get reunion, the young come home to have a chat with parents and promote their communication.
Wanli VP will invite all the staffs having dumpling together in the afternoon to celebrate this special moment.