Rumours had it that the government of Hong Kong mandated this in order to easily monitor illegal publication. The famous poet and translator Dai Wangshu also established a short-lived bookstore in Lee Tung Street in the early s. Hundreds of thousands of Hong Kong people visited the shops there to order their wedding cards, name cards, and traditional Chinese calendars.
Last weekend we had the privilege of joining the Chinese-American Museum of Chicago in their celebration of the New Year, where we learned about Chinese folklore, traditions and cooking! During the celebration Johnny and I both learned some new things about Chinese culture and enjoyed being in an atmosphere that reminded us of celebrating back in Hong Kong.
So without further ado, here are 5 traditions and terms you should know for celebrating Chinese New Year: Ram Moy, a Chinese cuisine connoisseur.
Tong yuen are sweet rice balls like Japanese mochi and are one of the many auspicious foods eaten during Chinese New Year. This is why round dumplings are served always in round bowls while seated at a round table usually with round lanterns hanging overhead!
I was excited to try my hand at forming the dumplings, and did pretty well I think! And there seem to be a billion different phrases you have to memorize. These papers are then hung around the house, typically on doors and various entryways.
They used to be all hand written with calligraphy, but nowadays most are mass manufactured and store bought. So you can see, sometimes it actually gets confusing to know who you are obligated to give lai see to.
The boxes are usually red in color ours is red with Disney characterscircular or octagonal in shape again with the circlesand have eight compartments, since that number is believed to be very lucky although ours only has five. Chuen hops will be kept filled during the 15 days of Chinese New Year, so that whenever you have guests, you can offer them these auspicious goodies!
Many of the candies you fill them with, which are mostly candied fruits and vegetables, are hard to find during the rest of the year. As we were offered some of the candies from the chuen hop, I grabbed my favorites which are the lotus root and watermelon seeds.
Lion dances were previously used as a fun form of weight training in Kung Fu. The heads used to weight around 50 pounds, so it was quite a workout! Today the heads come in different sizes and weights, with the most commonly used being around 20lbs.
The lion dance performance is still based on traditional martial art stances and footwork. The puzzle is a testament to the quality of the Kung Fu school and the skill of the performers. Of course in doing so there are certain rules and routines that must be obeyed.
The lion will approach the vegetable with curiosity, consume the lettuce, and then spit out the leaves, without spitting out the money. Those who are hit by the leaves being spit out are supposed to receive extra luck! The lai see are then fed to the lions! May you be happy and prosperous!Letter Writing Art School** 18th Century Alphabet Script.
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