Season Of China – Winter Solstice

“Winter Solstice” is the 22nd solar term among the 24 Chinese Solar terms and one of the earliest established in China. Over 2500 years ago in the Chunqiu Period (approximately 770 to 481 BCE), ancient observers determined the timing of the Winter Solstice using sundials, placing it between December 22nd and 23rd when the sun’s celestial longitude reaches 270°.