Kung Pao Chicken - Chinese food

This spicy dish with peanuts (a symbol of longevity in Chinese culture) chili peppers and chicken comes from the province of Szechuan in western China. The exact origins of Kung Pao Chicken are lost to history.

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0 2008年10月30日 22:00:57 sz12 Culture

Har Gau dumplings - Chinese Food

Although not a traditional New Year food, dumplings of all types are enjoyed more frequently during the New Year season. Har Gau (also spelled Har Gow) are the steamed shrimp dumplings with the translucent wrapper

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0 2008年10月26日 21:02:35 sz12 Culture

Spring Rolls - Chinese Food

Spring rolls symbolize wealth and prosperity, since their color and shape is similar to a gold bar. (Another appetizer that symbolizes wealth, Clam Sycee, is thought to resemble gold or silver bouillion). Originally, spring rolls were filled with vegetables in celebration of the coming of Spring; shrimp and barbecued pork were added later.

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0 2008年10月26日 20:58:41 sz12 Culture

Jiaozi - Chinese Food

Delicious Jiaozi dumplings are considered lucky because of their resemblance to ancient Chinese currency. In ancient times, Chinese currency consisted of dumpling-shaped silver and gold ingots called . The dumplings symbolize wealth and hopes for a profitable future.

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0 2008年10月26日 20:53:16 sz12 Culture

Chinese Calendar

In ancient times the Chinese people mostly used the traditional lunar and solar calendar to keep track of the seasons. This calendar not only kept track of years, months, days and hours but also the position of the sun, the moon and the five stars (Venus, Jupiter, Mercury, Mars and Saturn), the forecast of the solar eclipse and lunar eclipse and the arrangement of the solar term

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0 2008年10月20日 0:10:52 sz12 Culture

Chinese Shengxiao

Sheng xiao refers to the symbolic 12 animals associated with the signs of the Chinese zodiac, which corresponds to a 12-year cycle. These animals are: the Rat, the Ox, the Tiger, the Rabbit, the Dragon, the Snake, the Horse, the Goat, the Monkey, the Rooster, the Dog, and the Pig, precisely in that order. The animals, or signs, of the Chinese zodiac are commonly used to denote the year of birth of a person: one is said to be born in 'the Year of the Rat', in 'the Year of the Dragon', in 'the Year of the Pig', etc.

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0 2008年10月20日 0:08:26 sz12 Culture

Chinese Lucky Numbers

The idea that certain numbers might be luckier than others is common to practically every culture, though it may have had a common origin in a single culture from whence it spread, or it could have occurred in most or all of the dominant cultures in a distant past, from whence the notion gradually spread to the rest of the world.  In any case, Chinese culture developed the notion that certain numbers were more propitious than others, and perhaps typical for Chinese culture, the focus was on the lucky ones rather than their opposite numbers.

 

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0 2008年10月20日 0:05:11 sz12 Culture

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