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Winter Solstice in Lhasa
16:00, December 23, 2009  


Photo shows service staff in a restaurant having dinner at 11 p.m. in the evening due to the eating-out craze in the Winter Solstice in Lhasa, capital of Tibet. This year the Winter Solstice falls on Dec. 22, 2009. (Tibet Business/Chinatibetnews.com Photo)


The Winter Solstice is a grand day on the Chinese lunar calender to mark the beginning of the coldest weather in winter. People are in the custom of eating dumplings and mutton to keep warm on the day. Lhasa residents celebrated the day by eating out on the day.

Source: Xinhua

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