There are many traditional festivals in China, and special food is also eaten during the festivals, which symbolizes some beautiful meanings.
Chinese New Year: Dumplings
December 30 of the lunar calendar, is the last moment of the year when old age will come to an end. When the midnight bell has just struck, start eating dumplings to welcome the arrival of the new year. The whole family eats dumplings and shares the joy, happiness and warmth of the new year.
Lantern Festival: Tangyuan
Eating Yuanxiao on the fifteenth day of the first lunar month is a long-standing custom in China. Yuanxiao means "tangyuan". It has different ingredients and flavors, but the meaning of eating Yuanxiao is the same. It represents reunion and harmony, and the days are getting more prosperous. As the saying goes, harmony makes money. Family harmony and family reunion are so important to a complete family. Therefore, during the Lantern Festival, you must eat the "Luanxiao" with your family.
Ching Ming Festival: Youth League
Ching Ming Festival is the fifth solar term in the twenty-four solar terms of the lunar calendar. From April 4 to 6 in the Gregorian calendar, Qingming Qingming Qingming Festival has the meaning of reunion and commemorating the ancestors. The name of the Qingming Festival is consistent with the word reunion. In the past, it was a sacrifice to the ancestors, which can express people's longing for the departed relatives. The Qingtuan is made with wormwood and glutinous rice flour as the main raw materials and is matched with bean paste fillings. It has a delicate flavor, soft and waxy texture, and rich nutrition.
Dragon Boat Festival: Zongzi
The fifth day of the fifth month of the lunar calendar is the Dragon Boat Festival. On the day of the Dragon Boat Festival, Zongzi is eaten. The Dragon Boat Festival is to commemorate Qu Yuan's festival. Qu Yuan committed suicide by throwing himself into the river at the Dragon Boat Festival. people throw Zongzi and other food into the river to prevent the fish from eating him. so in order to commemorate Qu Yuan, later generations have the custom of eating Zongzi on the fifth day of May every year.
Mid-Autumn Festival: Mooncake
The Mid-Autumn Festival is the fifteenth day of the eighth lunar month and is a traditional Chinese folk festival. Moon cakes symbolize reunion, and people regard them as festive food and use them to offer sacrifices to relatives and friends. Since its development, eating moon cakes has become a must-have custom for the Mid-Autumn Festival in various parts of the north and south of China. People eat moon cakes to show "reunion" at the Mid-Autumn Festival.