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Tradition to eat pumpkins on winter solstice

Tradition to eat pumpkins on winter solstice

One of the tradition in Japan is to eat pumpkins and take a bath with floating citrons. But what is the reason of eating pumpkins on that particular day? Here are the reasons below.

1. To make the body more resistant

At winter, there are less vegetables to eat, so pumpkins are the best food which contain plenty of vitamins to make your body more resistant to viruses.

Actually, the harvest of autumn vegetables were mostly finished by winter solstice in Japan in the old days, and there were li...