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Winter Solstice

Dongji (Kor. 동지, Chin. 冬至, lit. peak of winter) is the twenty-second solar term and marks the winter solstice, the time of the year when night is longest and the day is shortest. On Dongji, the sun crosses the Equator down to the Tropic of Capricorn at a latitude of 23.5° south (ecliptic longitude 270°). On the Gregorian calendar, this term usually falls on December twenty-second or twenty-third. When the Gregorian date of the winter solstice coincides with the first day of the eleventh lunar mo

Korean Seasonal Customs
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