HAPPY LUNAR NEW YEAR


Peking Restaurant wishes you luck and prosperity in the Year of the Pig.

Dear customers, we would like to invite you to our restaurant on occasion to celebrate Chinese New Year with us. From 1.2.2019 - 19.2.2019 you can enjoy in Chinese Restaurant Peking this programme:

We are looking forward to seeing you! Below you can read more about this unique festival.

CHINESE NEW YEAR


ABOUT CHINESE NEW YEAR

With over four thousands years of history, Chinese New Year, also called Spring Festival, remains an essential cultural holiday for Chinese people. Chinese New Year is based on various legends. The most famous one is that old man defeated the wicked mythical beast Nian with the help of firecrackers and red paper defences.

Just like special holidays in the Western calendar, the Chinese New Year is celebrated with traditional decorations, meals, and rituals. The festival gives people a chance to remember ancestors and to pay tribute to the gods. On Chinese New Year’s Eve, families gather together for dinner and children often receive red packets with money for good luck.

THE 2019 YEAR OF THE PIG

In 2019 Chinese New Year begins on Tuesday, 5.2.2019 and ends 25.1.2020. According to the Chinese zodiac, it is the Year of the Pig. The Pig is on the last twelfth position in the Chinese horoscope.In Chinese culture, pigs are the symbol of wealth. Their round faces and big ears are signs of fortune as well.

Men born in the Pig year are optimistic and gentle. They are very focused. Once they decide on a goal, they’ll put everything into it. Women born in the Pig year are full of excitement. They attend social events whenever possible and treat everyone genuinely. Combined with their easygoing personality, they gain everyone’s trust.

TRADITIONAL DISHES

RICE DUMPLINGS (TANGYUAN)
Since the Song Dynasty (960 – 1279), people have been eating rice dumplings for the Lantern Festival, because their round shape is the symbol of family reunion. In the south, the rice dumplings are called tangyuan. A dough is made first and then wrapped around the stuffing, which may be bean paste, brown sugar and all kinds of fruits and nuts.
SPRING ROLLS
Spring rolls get their name because they are traditionally eaten during the Spring Festival. Fresh vegetables are wrapped inside, and people eat them to welcome in a new spring season. Now they have also become a dessert in some places at the Reunion Dinner, which sometimes contain people’s wishes to embrace a new beginning.
LONGEVITY NOODLES
These two-foot-long noodles make an appearance at birthdays in addition to the Chinese New Year, representing the wish for a long, happy, and healthy life. You cannot find them on our menu, but if you want to try Longevity noodles, just let us know. We will prepare it for you.
GOOD FORTUNE FRUITS
Because Chinese New Year always falls at the tail end of winter, the fruits available tend to be limited to those that thrive in colder months—namely, oranges, tangerines, kumquats, and pomelos. The fruits are given as gifts, their round shape and gold colour said to symbolize prosperity and bring the recipient good fortune throughout the year.

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