By Keqiao Cheng, EDITOR
Chongqing - Jiaozi (Chinese dumpling) is a kind of much-loved traditional food in China. It also offers a unique way to express people’s wishes when ringing out the old and ringing in the new. Eating Jiaozi during the Spring Festival implies having good luck. Meanwhile, making Jiaozi means to keep good luck and happiness at hand tightly.
January 31, the 2019 Spring Festival Gathering kicked off at Kaixuan Road Community of Nanjimen Street, Yuzhong District. In a lively atmosphere, residents set up the “open-air banquet” on the street. It’s a good way to celebrate the Chinese reunion festival between the neighbors before the actual Chinese New Year’s Eve.
With the joint efforts of residents, dumplings gradually piled up. After a while, there were over 3,000 dumplings at the table. Many young people and children also engaged in. Despite the broken and strange-looking ones, what matters was to feel the lively atmosphere.
In addition, a resident named Yang Yongdong, made dishes for neighbors. Dishes included steamed sliced chicken with spicy sauce, vegetarian platter and meat platter.
“It’s a proper way to have meals mixed with meat and vegetables during the Spring Festival.” Zhao Chuan is the director of the neighborhood committee. He expressed that the event aimed to enrich the life of the elderly in the community. Meanwhile, it helped to encourage more people to care for the elderly.
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