1. Exchanging apples in China
2. Meditating in North America
The Kwanzaa celebration begins the day after Christmas and concludes on New Year’s Day with The Day of Meditation. Practicing meditation can help reduce anxiety, depression and high blood pressure. It’s also been linked to reducing the risk of many diseases caused by stress.
3. Taking fruit baths in Japan
During winter solstice, it’s considered good luck to take a relaxing bath filled with yuzu, an aromatic citrus fruit that resembles a lemon but tastes more like a lime. Citrus fruits are full of vitamin C, which has a host of health benefits. But eat them in moderation as they are highly acidic and can damage your teeth’s enamel.
You can start some new traditions of your own this winter. For inspiration, read our article for see our tips for a healthy New Year’s celebration.