A teacher shows students how to make dumplings. CAO JIANXIONG / IC
The winter solstice (冬至) fell on Dec 21 this year. On this day, students from Qinhuangdao No 1 Middle School in Hebei learned how to make colorful dumplings. With the help of their teacher, they made “cups” out of the dumpling wrappers (饺子皮) in their hands. Then they spooned (用勺舀) a mixture into the wrappers and pushed the edges (边缘) together to make a dumpling with a half-moon shape. Their first few tries didn’t work out too well – the dumplings wouldn’t stand up! But they quickly learned how to do it the right way.