Learn more about the custom of eating dumplings during the Spring Festival
Eating dumplings means looking forward to reunion, safe reunion, and looking forward to returning soon.
Dumplings are a traditional specialty food loved by the Chinese Han people. Dumplings are semicircular or half-moon or angular pasta with fillings. In some places, people eat dumplings on New Year’s Eve, and some on New Year’s Day. Eating dumplings is a unique way for people to express their wishes when they bid farewell to the old and welcome the new. Dumplings are homophonic for “dumplings”, which is the moment when the new year meets the old. Eating dumplings during the Spring Festival symbolizes good luck. In addition, dumplings are shaped like ingots, and making dumplings means auspiciousness.