Festivals/Food/Celebrations - Manhattan New School

The Adventures of Chinese Foods and Celebrations By: Ines Daguillard & Madison Murphy Introduction Are you ready to read about festivals and foods? Chinese foods and festivals all are very important, all have a reason to be celebrated, and special foods honor ancestors. Chinese New Year is the most important festival in China. Sit back and please enjoy this power

point with all very interesting information. Chinese New Year Chinese New Year is the most important festival in China. It is the most exciting and most colorful time of the year. Inside of a house on Chinese New Year you will see apples and oranges for good luck,

blossoming and blooming flowers for beauty. They give out envelopes with coins in them, to make the bad spirits be afraid of them. People clean their houses also to remove the evil spirits in their house. Special Food for Chinese New

Year Displaying and eating oranges and apples is said to bring wealth and luck. According to the Chinese culture and traditions, the word orange and gold sound alike in Chinese language, but do NOT put them in groups of 4. If you put them in groups of 4, you are associated with death!!!!

Special Foods for Chinese New Year continued Long noodles stand for a long life. Jiaoz is similar to sticky rice. They also eat dumplings and rice. Last but not least, SWEETS! Serving deserts bring a very sweet life in the Chinese New Year. Gong (a famous writer) writes that that his childhood favorite

was flaky cookie pocket. The cookies are filled with peanuts coconuts and sesame seeds. Dragon Boat Festival The Dragon Boat Festival is celebrated in southern China. They held the Dragon boat festival to remember Qu Yuan. Qu Yuan threw himself into a

98 ft deep river. The people threw rice cakes into the river so the fish wont eat Qu Yuans body. Dragon Boat Festival continued For the Dragon Boat Race, in the finish line they have someone pretending to be Qu Yuan. He is pretending to be drowning there,

and the first boat who passes the fish line gets to save Qu Yuans life. Special Food In China People that are poor eat grains, beans, and other vegetables. Rich people eat meat, deer, pork, duck, snake but that is not all! They also eat dog and bear paws.

Dumpling, shrimp, and sushi are the most popular. Special Foods In China continued Lots of people put flavor in there foods such as, honey, cinnamon, peanuts, ginger and salt added too. Each culture has its own favorite food

and own preparation of dishes. Thousand year eggs or century eggs are popular foods. Special Foods In China 3 One of the ingredients in thousand year old eggs is clay (yucky) Sounds yummy right? These are especially

popular foods in China. *The End* The End*The End*

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