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Culture Insider: 8 things you may not know about Start of Winter

Updated: 2014-11-30 13:07:34

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Welcoming the winter in ancient times

The four beginnings of the seasons were important festivals in ancient times. Before the Start of Winter, the ancient emperor would take a shower and have no more meat. On that day, the emperor would lead his officials to the suburbs and perform the ceremony of “welcoming the winter.”

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