Festive China: Spring Festival
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BUZZ NOTE: This article is mainly a video which explains Chinese Lunar New Year and the Spring Festival that it starts. The video may be accessed by clicking on the "SEEDED CONTENT" link just below this message, which will take you to the original source article.
The first day of the first lunar month is Spring Festival, the beginning of a new year for China. Spring Festival for the Year of the Rabbit falls on Sunday.
Spring Festival is China's biggest extravaganza and a day for family reunion. Being around family members at the turn of the year is a vital ritual for the Chinese people.
Watch this episode of Festive China to find out more.
Festive China is a series of short clips that focus on traditional Chinese festivals and festivities, the cultural connotations of traditional holidays, their development and changes,and how they are manifested in today's China.
I love the Chinese festivals - especially because of the foods that are served. This morning is Chinese Lunar New Year's Day, and for breakfast I ate one of my favourite things - tangyuan, or glutinous rice balls, filled with sweet stuff. Tangyuan is a staple food for festivals.
Arvo..I thought they were hard boiled eggs..
LOL. They DO look like hard boiled eggs. This picture shows one that has been opened. As you see, the glutenous rice balls are filled with sweet black sesame filling. The ones we get are like that, but they can be filled with other sweet fillings as well. The glutenous rice is a little chewy.
Anyone want to lay bets on how fast this article will get wiped off the Front (Home) Page?
Hard not to love something so delicious.
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