Thursday, July 17, 2008

Savouring tangyuan again this year

Today is the 15th day of the six month according to the lunar calendar. On this day, the Chinese will cook tangyuan (glutinous rice dumpling) to celebrate the arrival of the mid-year. To me, the Chinese may be too impatient to wait for the next Xin Nian (Chinese New Year) and so will celebrate its arrival six months earlier. Hence on this day, they will partake of tangyuan to usher in the mid-year in anticipation of the next Xin Nian six months later.

The Chinese will consider themselves half a year older today after having eaten the tangyuan. If you don't want to be older, just don't it.(Joke)

Happy savouring tangyuan to the Chinese.

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