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Chinese Festival Foods 

Explore the important role food plays in China's many traditional celebrations, from New Years to the Mooncake festival.
  1. Chinese New Year (29)
  2. Mooncakes (16)

Chinese New Year Food
New year food photos – photos of food enjoyed during the Chinese new year season, with several recipes.

Chinese Food Symbolism: From Fish to Fowl
Chinese food symbolism - Explore the symbolic meanings different foods have in Chinese culture.

Cheng Chau Bun Festival
Learn about the world's only annual bun festival, held on Hong Kong's island of Cheung Chau.

Clear and Bright Festival (Tomb Sweeping Day)
A day for families to be together as they honour their ancestors. From About's Chinese Culture site.

Dragon Boat Festival
Find out the history behind the colorful dragon boat festival and learn how to make zong zi, dumplings made with bamboo leaves and sticky rice that are the traditional dragon boat festival food.

Zong Zi - the Traditional Chinese Food
Learn about and try a recipe for Zong Zi, the dumpling made from glutinous rice and bamboo leaves that is traditionally enjoyed during the Dragon boat festival.

Mid-Autumn or Mooncake Festival
Learn about the legends associated with China's second most important festival (after New Years), and try out recipes for mooncakes, in this article from your Guide.

Mooncakes Recipe
A recipe for mooncakes, the Chinese snack traditionally served during the Moon or Mid-Autumn Festival.

Chinese Valentines Day - Qi Qiao Jie
They may not celebrate with flowers and chocolate, but the Chinese have a day devoted to love.

Double Ninth Day
Learn how the Chinese celebrate the ninth day of the ninth lunar month, from About's Chinese Culture site.

Fondue Chinoise - Beef Hot Pot
This recipe for hot pot, the Chinese version of fondue, features flank steak cooked in a simmering broth, accompanied by spicy dips.

Hunan Lamb Recipe - Chinese Recipes
Hunan lamb - paper thin slices of lamb are stir-fried with leeks in this spicy dish.

Mongolian Hot Pot With Bean Curd
A fun party dish on cold winter's night, mongolian hot pot is made with lamb and tofu.

2007 Chinese Holiday Calendar
Use this Chinese holiday calendar to learn more about traditional holidays coming in 2007, the Year of the Pig, and the special festive foods associated with them.

Traditional Chinese Holidays in 2006, the Year of the Dog
There are many Chinese holidays and festivals throughout the year. Here is a calendar of Chinese holidays in 2006, the Year of the Dog.

Traditional Chinese Festivals in 2005, the Year of the Rooster
Don't think Chinese New Year is your only chance to enjoy a traditional Chinese festival. Here is a calendar of traditional Chinese holidays in 2005, the year of the rooster.

Chinese Holiday Calendar
Includes dates of traditional holidays in 2005, from New Years to the Mooncake Festival, along with festive recipes, and other fun links including horoscope predictions. Find calendars dating back to 2000.

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