“Beginning of Winter” arrives on November 7 or November 8 each year. At this time of the year, some rivers in China start to freeze.

Traditional Customs

Because Beginning of Winter is at the turn of seasons, in the northern China, Beijing and Tianjin in particular, people prefer to eat Jiaozi on the day.

Winter swimming is a popular way to exercise in winter. Winter swimming enthusiasts will use this way to welcome the arrival of winter.

Hold a worship ceremony to celebrate the beginning of winter.