Dear teacher, dear students: good morning, everyone!
The topic of my speech today is "talk about the Winter Solstice Customs".
The Winter Solstice is the shortest day and longest night of the year in the Northern Hemisphere. The ancient saying goes: cathode to,Yang Qi is born. After that, the local climate enters a coldest stage,that is"Jin jiu", our folk says "cold in Sanjiu, hot in dog days."
The Winter Solstice was very important and was regarded as a big festival in ancient China. It originated from the Han Dynasty and was popular in the Tang and Song dynasties. There was a saying that "the Winter Solstice is as big as a year." And there is a custom of congratulating the Winter Solstice. People think it’s the beginning of a solar cycle, is also a lucky day. So we should celebrate.
Now, people still regard the Winter Solstice as a festival in some places.The Winter Solstice slaughters sheep, eats dumplings and wonton in the north, while the southern region eats sweet dumplings on this day.
After the Winter Solstice, the annual New Year Day follows.The new year is coming , and the good time will be created by us. May the students cherish the remaining days of 2018 and be the best of ourselves. Study hard, strive for a happy ending of 2018!
My speech is over, thank you!