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China and other eastern countries celebrate the new lunar year Chinese New Year, or Spring Festival, falls on Friday, the 16th of February this year. Known as Chūn Jié in Mandarin, this is one of the largest celebrations within China, as important culturally as the western celebrations of Christmas. Spring Festival is determined by the Chinese lunar calendar and celebrations…

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SPRING FESTIVAL Q & A with Chef Ilona Daniel

Your Chinese New Year food questions answered   What region’s food is most widely associated with Spring Festival? Chinese New Year is a festival with many deeply symbolic dishes. There are slight variations in different regions, but there is a core set of dishes, which most Chinese enjoy as they celebrate. Dumplings, “jiaozi”, are considered a more northerly dish while…

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