How do Chinese people celebrate the new year?
Chinese people celebrate the new year differently than we do. We celebrate the new year with fireworks. Chinese people use a something similar to fireworks; they use firecrackers and dragons, yes dragons! The dragon is a symbol of power, strength, and good luck for people who are worthy of it. The Emperor of China usually used the dragon as a symbol of his imperial power and strength.
In China, do you think they eat the same types of foods you see in an American Chinese restaurant? The answer is yes…and no! You won't find fortune cookies in China. Egg rolls are typically only found in American Chinese restaurants, in China they prefer spring rolls or dim sum. They make stuff like sea cucumbers, jellyfish, Xiao Long Bao, and Mapo Tofu. China has different specialties that vary by region.