File photo: Chicken soup. Photo: CFP
File photo: Dumplings. Photo: CFP
A staff member in a dumpling restaurant serves customers during lidong in Beijing in 2015. Photo: Li Hao/GT
File Photo: Two Beijing residents play in the snow on Nanchangjie Street in 2013. Photo: Li Hao/GTLidong, or the start of winter, falls on November 7 this year, according to China’s traditional lunar calendar. In northern China people commonly celebrate lidong by enjoying dumplings, while those in southern China prefer chicken, duck or fish.