Today is Chinese New Year's Eve, my family had a big family party at home. It was a Chinese tradition that on New Year's Eve we make dumplings together and have them around midnight.
Firstly, we prepared the pork mince and some vegetables for the dumplings.We also needed plenty of skins to make the dumplings. Some of us were making the dumpling skins, others were mixing the mince and vegetables together.
All of us were enjoying the process of making dumplings and chatting with each other.
Before midnight, when we heard the sound of New Year's Bell, the dumplings were ready for us to eat. It was such a wonderful night!
We had a wonderful festival. The spring festival is the most festival in our country. On that morning we all got up early to prepare for the festival. Some cleaned the houses, some went to buy some food and drinks and usually parents cooked some food at home.
In the evening we had a big dinner . After that we made some dumplings and ate at midnight to welcome the lunar new year. In the meanwhile we watched TV and enjoyed the delicious fruits and drinks.
After that the new year had come and parents gave us some lucky money and we greeted each other ‘Happy new year'.
China nation has a strong family concept and always have family reunion in some important days.
Family Reunion Dinner is an essential custom on New Year's Eve. They usually enjoy a big feast this day. And dumplings and fishes are the necessities during the Family Reunion Dinner on New Year's Eve.
Some people will put a coin inside one dumpling. The people who eat this dumpling will be to thought be a lucky guy. The fish could not be eaten out because the fish means extra things by partial tone.
And it represents the wish for a prosperous year with abundant and even extra wealth and luck.