Thursday, January 26, 2012

Red is for good luck in the Year of the Dragon

SDAIHYC was privy to the traditions of Chinese New Year last night, when we feasted on foods that are traditional around China and other parts of Asia during this season: noodles for long life, chicken for unity, tangerines for luck and spring rolls for wealth.  Red apples dotted the chicken curry, mirroring the red paper around the Youth Center with Chinese writing calling for a happy new year, announcing the "Year of the Dragon," and others with the character "double happiness," like the one on the food table at right.  After dinner, our winter intern Yue Helen Tang gave a presentation about traditional Chinese medicine. 

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