Dongzhi Festival or Winter Solstice Festival is traditionally a time for the family to get together. Traditionally Tangyuan was made and ate during the get togethers. It is made from glutinous rice flour and symbolize reunion.
For my family, it is also a time to worship ancestors. The recipe was passed down to my mum from grandma. I love the homemade Tangyuan from my mum because it was full of color and ingredients. Besides the balls of glutinous rice, there were red dates, dried longgan and gingko nuts.