CHINESE NEW YEAR
new yearís day in China, Chinese people will eat vegetarian dishes,such as
is made from root vegetables or other fibrous
seed-signify having many male offspring.
nuts-represent sliver ingots.
seaweed-is a homonym for exceeding in wealth
tofu-Another sign signifying wealth.Bamboo shoots - is a term which sounds like
"wishing that everything would be well"
isnít eaten because itís white which is unlucky for the New Year.
a whole raw fish was included because it meant abundance.
chicken (with itís head, tail, and feet to symbolize completeness)
served on New Yearís remain uncut to represent a long life.
southern China, nian gao, steamed rice pudding, is served often on New Yearís.
zi is rice wrapped in reed leaves.
In northern China, Man tou(steamed wheat bread)is served at this time.
meat dumplings are also popular.
large amount of food symbolizes abundance and wealth for the whole household.
the Chinese,itís the year 4698.Some websites say itís 4699.the reason for
this is because the first king(the yellow king)decided that New Yearís should
be on winter solstice day.If you add 8 extra days for a year,you would get 4699.
year is the golden snake year.Last year,the golden dragon year,people said that
the dragon was so long,
couldnít see itís head and tail at the same time.
you went to a Chinese resturant,you would probably
for a childrenís menu and see if there was fried chicken.What would you do if
China,kids eat egg foo young,moo goo gai pan,and potstickers.And there,when they
go to an American restaurant, they probably do the same thing.
next time you go to a Chinese restaurant,try the food.
like you eat this stuff every day and like it.
canít have come from another planet.
may learn that itís perfectly normal.
instance,are only meat dumplings with soy sauce.Moo goo gai pan is just a stir
fry with chicken,rice,
vegetables.And you donít have to eat the veggies