Spring Festival: Jiao Zi, Nian Gao & Yuan Xiao
Jiao Zi, Nian Gao & Yuan Xiao in Spring Chinese Festival
The Spring Festival is the oldest and most important festival in China, celebrating the earth coming back to life. It is a day filled with special events, foods, and festivities. People from north and south have different habits about the food they eat on this special day. Among the food most popular in the south of China is a rice pudding called Nian Gao; while in the north, the special food for Spring Festival is Jiao Zi (or dumpling).