China food in traditional festivals

As long history of civilization , a rich traditional Chinese culture festival is an indispensable one important component. Each festival has its own history, wonderful legends, a unique taste and broad and deep mass base. They reflect the ethnic traditions , morality and religious ideas, is entrusted with the vision of the entire nation , from generation to generation for thousands of years long years in joyful event .

China’s major traditional festivals are the Spring Festival , Lantern Festival, Tomb Sweeping Day, Dragon Boat Festival, Tanabata, Mid-Autumn Festival , Double Ninth Festival , Winter Solstice, Laba and so on. And in these traditional festivals, we will eat different foods .

Lunar New Year night , is a traditional Chinese folk Lantern Festival, also known as the Lantern Festival , the Lantern Festival . Fifteenth day of the Lantern Festival , from New Year’s Eve celebrations begin continuation into another climax . Lantern Festival night , streets decorated , people lanterns , riddles , eating sweet dumplings , become bent along generations of customs.

sweet dumplings

sweet dumplings

Began the custom of eating Lantern Lantern Song . Intended to bless the family reunion harmony, in the new year in recreational happiness. Lantern with a filling of solid and two kinds. There are spicy sweet and sour salty flavors . Can be boiled, fried, fried or steamed . Osmanthus fermented Lantern to meat, bean paste , sesame , osmanthus , nuts Lantern and flavors made ?with onions, mustard , garlic, leek , ginger symbol made ??of hard-working , long-term , progressive Wu Xin Lantern have their own characteristics .

Fifth lunar month , is a traditional Chinese Dragon Boat Festival , also known as the Dragon Boat Festival , weighing five , the Dragon Boat Festival . As early as the Zhou Dynasty , there is ” May 5 , build and Mu Lan ” customs. But today, many activities are associated with the Dragon Boat Festival commemorate Qu Yuan of the great writer . On this day, every family must eat Zongzi, Dragon Boat Race held around the South , with the memory of Qu Yuan . Meanwhile, the Dragon Boat Festival is also the ancient legend of the ” Health Day” , people in this day sweep the courtyard , hanging moxa sticks , hanging calamus , sprinkle realgar water, drinking realgar wine , laser removal rot , sterilization and disease prevention . These activities also reflects our nation’s fine traditions .

Zong zi

Zong zi

Spring Festival is the Chinese people eat rice cake customs, Chinese New Year rice cake is an essential holiday food , is said to spread from Suzhou ‘s . Its origins have such a legend.

Rice cake

Rice cake

Steamed bun:
Ancient Spring and Autumn Period , Suzhou, which is the capital of Wu . Then the princes to dominate , the war in successive years . Wu is into the attack against the enemy , the construction of a solid wall. That day , the king placed under feast to celebrate. During the meeting, the ministers indulge in wine music, with rugged fortresses that can sit back and relax . Seeing this, the country with Wu deeply worried. He called the valet , asked: “The lower-ranking civil and military are now thought that the walls can protect Wu peace. Walls can certainly withstand the enemy , but the inside will also have restricted who wants to go out if the enemy not playing around , Wu not that cocoon ? carried away, will be to bring disaster . If I have any eventuality, Wu trapped , forage incompetent, you can go to the next phase gate City dig three feet to take food . ” followers that Wu drink more, do not take it seriously. Not long after , the king died , the king to the throne , listen greedy words , thanks to Wu committing suicide . Goujian will give Bingfa Wu , Wu capital will be surrounded by these waxy powder saved the city people . Since then , every New Year, every household with glutinous rice flour to make ” bricks ” ( that is the origin of cake like ) worship Wu . Over time , he was known as a rice cake .

Steamed Bun

Steamed Bun

Bread Han Chinese traditional pasta , bread eaten its history can be traced back to the Spring and Autumn Period , “Three Kingdoms ” in the wise use bread worship God Lushui account . Bread is a traditional Chinese pasta, add water to the flour , sugar, etc. and mix thoroughly, made ?of fermented steamed food , or hemispherical shape for the finished strip . In the southern region , are added in the production of meat, vegetables , and other fillings such Dourong pasta are all called bread , without the bread called white bread stuffing . Taste delicious soft, nutritious, is one of the staples on the table is essential . China has a vast territory with many ethnic groups , different tastes , different approaches , which developed a variety of bread, such as bread flour , cornmeal bread, steamed vegetables , meat, bread, fried bread, fried bread, it is called also different, the North also known as Zheng Bing , Chuibing , cake , bread , etc., the southern area only “bread ” one said.

Han Yang Xiong made ?”dialect ” in reference to the “cake that the ravioli ,” ravioli is a cake , the difference of which folder stuffing by cooking after eating ; terms of soup cooked, called ” soup cake .” Ancient Chinese people think that this is a sealed buns , no QiQiao , so called ” chaos ” , according to the Chinese creation of the rule , later known as the ” ravioli .” At this time, there is no difference between dumplings soup and dumplings . For thousands of years dumplings did not change significantly, but the ravioli was carried forward in the south , with an independent style. To the Tang Dynasty , the formal distinction between ravioli and dumplings title.

Dumpling Soup

Dumpling Soup

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