Tung Cheh or Winter Solstice 2019 at Kew Leong Tong Lim Kongsi Penang on Sunday, 22 December, 2019   Leave a comment


Happy Tung Cheh and Winter Solstice 2019

The Dōngzhì Festival or Winter Solstice Festival (Chinese: 冬至; pinyinDōngzhì; literally: ‘the extreme of winter’) is one of the most important Chinese and East Asian festivals celebrated by the Chinese, Japanese, and Koreans during the Dongzhi solar term (winter solstice) on or around December 22 (according to East Asia time).[1][2]

The origins of this festival can be traced back to the yin and yang philosophy of balance and harmony in the cosmos.[3] After this celebration, there will be days with longer daylight hours and therefore an increase in positive energy flowing in. The philosophical significance of this is symbolized by the I Ching hexagram  (復, “Returning”).

Tung Cheh or Winter Solstice 2019 at Kew Leong Tong Lim Kongsi Penang on Sunday, 22 December, 2019
Tung Cheh or Winter Solstice 2019 at Kew Leong Tong Lim Kongsi Penang on Sunday, 22 December, 2019
Tung Cheh or Winter Solstice 2019 at Kew Leong Tong Lim Kongsi Penang on Sunday, 22 December, 2019
Tung Cheh or Winter Solstice 2019 at Kew Leong Tong Lim Kongsi Penang on Sunday, 22 December, 2019
Tung Cheh or Winter Solstice 2019 at Kew Leong Tong Lim Kongsi Penang on Sunday, 22 December, 2019
Tung Cheh or Winter Solstice 2019 at Kew Leong Tong Lim Kongsi Penang on Sunday, 22 December, 2019
Tung Cheh or Winter Solstice 2019 at Kew Leong Tong Lim Kongsi Penang on Sunday, 22 December, 2019

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