For the Chinese Spring Festival, family feast is the centerpiece of the Chinese Spring Festival celebrations. Chinese families buy a lot of traditional holiday foods such as fish, poultry, meats, nuts, seeds and candies. Sweet rice dumpling (called "Tangyuan" in Mandarin) is an especially popular festival food because its round shape and the roundness of the bowls which is served in symbolize family togetherness. Chinese dumplings (called "Jiaozi" in Mandarin) are traditionally shaped like ancient coins to symbolize wealth and prosperity. One of the traditional Chinese customs during the Chinese New Year is to place a coin into a dumpling and whoever finds it will have good luck in the following year. Take a tour to China and join the scenes of jubilation for yourself! For more information about this please look at WindhorseTour's China Tour.
Here is a picture of the people in Nanchong who are watching firework displays. The happiest time for Chinese Spring Festival can be the New Year's Eve, when families give special regard to one another. Children are given new clothes and lucky money in little red envelopes, getting gifts from their older relatives. Everyone sits in front of the TV to watch the gala show. After it gets dark, families gather outside and start to set off fireworks into the night sky. The sound is deafening!