Winter Break Information
Cultured Kids Club will be CLOSED the week of December 23 through the end of the year. Our classes will resume on January 2.
Don't forget that spring semester classes begin in January; if you haven't enrolled yet, now is the time!
Dōngzhì Festival in Taiwan
Taiwan celebrates the Dōngzhì Festival on December 22. Families go to ancestral tombs and have meals of tang yuan, a glutinous rice ball. They offer tang yuan to the spirits at the tombs. Another custom is offering nine-layer cakes to their ancestors. The cakes are made of rice flour and are shaped like animals such as chickens, ducks, tortoises, pigs, cows, and sheep. According to traditional Chinese medical concepts, winter is the time of year it is important to rest, relax and nourish the body with high yang fatty foods, such as lamb dumplings, another traditional food.
|Try out this recipe for tang yuan!|