What is the Chinese New Year?
The Chinese New Year, also known as Lunar New Year, is the most important festival in China: it lasts up to two weeks, and it’s the only time of the year when China literally shuts down. Unlike Western countries, the Chinese New Year generally falls on a day between January 21st and February 20th in the Gregorian calendar, according to the Chinese lunar calendar.
When is the Chinese New Year?
Chinese New Year 2022 will fall on Tuesday, February 1st, 2022 and according to the Chinese zodiac it is the year of the tiger.
Celebrations of Chinese New Year last for 16 days, starting from Chinese New Year’s Eve to the Lantern Festival. In 2022, that is from January 31st to February 15th.
It’s a time to be spent with family and that’s why food is heavily involved in the celebrations.
As with any traditional holiday, observance varies depending on the individual, but in every case, food is heavily present during the celebration of the Chinese New Year.
Dumplings are the essential food in most Chinese people’s New Year dinner. “Jiaozi” is the Chinese name of dumplings with the meaning of year changing. Also, the shape of dumpling is like a silver ingot and it is said that eating dumplings can bring wealth and fortune.
In Chinese, fish is called “Yu”, which has the similar pronunciation of “surplus”. So eating fish in Chinese New Year expresses a good wish of abundance and prosperity in the next year.
3. Spring Roll
The name spring roll refers specifically to eating this dish during the Lunar Year (also called the Spring Festival). There are no specific rules to follow when it comes to spring rolls, but it’s common to say the phrase “A ton of gold,“ referring to this dish as a carrier of prosperity.
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