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Delicious Jiaozi are considered lucky because of their resemblance to ancient Chinese currency - silver and gold ingots called yuan bao. The dumplings symbolize wealth and hopes for a profitable future. In northern China, it is customary for families to spend the hours before Chinese New Year preparing these tasty dumplings, which are eaten after midnight.
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