Monday, January 26, 2009
Happy Chinese New Year!
Xinnian kuaile, gong hay fat choy! It's the year of the ox. Wishing everyone a happy, prosperous and healthy new year. Chun Jie (or what's known in the west as Chinese New Year or Lunar New Year) lasts for 15 days. We Chinese know how to have a holiday ;)
Check out this video from the History Channel; they do a good job in giving background to the holiday. I wished they talked more about the importance of food in this holiday and the symbolism behind certain dishes (fish, chicken with its head on, noodles, dumplings, etc.) Unfortunately the second video on Chinatowns has an audio glitch.