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The Chinese New Year is also known as Spring Festival, and this year it begins on Jan. 23. The history and traditions are so rich and plentiful that you shouldn’t deny yourself the opportunity to learn about them, since space does not allow for a discussion here.

It is amazing to learn about the cultural aspects and meanings of both the Chinese and Japanese New Year celebrations. The Japanese New Year, like our own, has recently passed, but since people all over the planet love to celebrate, especially with food, we can rejoice once again when Jan. 23 rolls around.

This is the Year of the Dragon, but there is a lot of interesting information about the Chinese calendar that would be worth learning about.

Chinese dumplings

Personally, I would “cheat” and purchase ready-made wrappers (round ones), but I am including this for any purists who aren’t as lazy as I am! Also, you can feel free to fold and seal them any way you see fit...


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