Chinese New Year 2015 History and Foods:
Chinese New Year 2015
Chinese New year is the start of the new year in Chinese calender . Chinese New year is also known as Lunar new year . This year the Chinese New year is celebrated on 19 February 2015 . Chinese populations, including Mainland China, Hong Kong,Macau, Taiwan, Singapore, Thailand, Indonesia, Malaysia, Mauritius,Philippines,and also in Chinatowns elsewhere celebrate this festival . It is defined to be the first day of the first month in the traditional Chinese calendar
According to tradition of Chinese each year is dedicated or named with some animal and this cycle repeats for every 12 years .
List of the Names of each Chinese year :
After the completion of each cycle , the new cycle begins from the first . Each year is names of a animal . Chinese New Year (Spring Festival) Chinese folk most ceremonious traditional festival. First day in the lunar calendar, also known as the lunar year, commonly known as “Spring Festival”, “New Year.” New Year’s is a long history, which originated in the Shang period the year drew to a close and the memorial activities. According to China’s lunar calendar, the first day the ancient name Mongol, Yuan Chen, Yuan positive Yuanshuo, New Year, etc., commonly known as New Year’s Day, to the Republic of China, use the Gregorian calendar, called the Gregorian calendar January 1 New Year’s Day, the Lunar New Year a May Day is called the Spring Festival .
The year 20 February 2015 to 16 February 2016 is known of Goat . Thus year is known as GOAT YEAR . The celebration of the new year starts on the eve and ends 15 days from the start . The 15 days have its kind of celebration and follow a kind of procedure .
Chinese New Year 2015 Food Menu
During the Chinese New Year, no special food will be served but the following are considered traditional:
New Year’s Eve Dinner
The New Year’s Eve dinner is the most important dinner for the Chinese. Normally, this is the family reunion dinner, especially for those with family members away from home. In the New Year’s Eve dinner, customarily, fish will be served. Dumplings are the most important dish in Northern China. These two dishes mean “prosperous.” Other dishes are served depending on personal preference. The majority of the Chinese will gather together to eat New Year’s Eve dinner at home instead of a restaurant.
Dumplings are very popular in Northern China. It is one of the main dishes for New Year’s Eve dinner. Conversely, very few people in Southern China serve dumplings in New Year’s Eve dinner.
New Year Cake
It is solid cake made with glutinous rice flour together with some sugar. New Year Cake is popular in Eastern China.
Tang Yuan is small ball prepared from glutinous rice flour. Glutinous rice flour is mixed with a small amount of water to form balls and is then cooked and served in boiling water. Tang Yuan can be either filled or unfilled. It is traditionally eaten during Yuan Xiao, or the Lantern Festival (the 15th of the first month of the traditional Chinese calendar).
This is a mixture of rice, nuts, and beans cooked together. LaBa Congee is usually served at the LaBa festival, which is the 8th day of the last month of the year.
All these foods are delicious and every Chinese will prepare the on the eve