Friday, February 18, 2011

Lantern Festival





Tonight was the final night of Spring Festival (Chinese New Year) and it is called Lantern Festival. You celebrate by light lanterns and letting them go. You eat a special meal with your family, and just enjoy the final night before real life starts again.
We had the privilege of being invited to eat a special meal with a Chinese family. This is the family of the girl Renee tutors, so it was a big deal. They took us to an old part of the city, to a restaurant that has been operating for over 400 years. It was like you stepped back in time, and the whole area around this place was amazing!
The food was traditional CHangsha food however. It was fatty pork, stinky tofu, and big blood soup. But again, this is the food of this city and province so we had to enjoy it!
But overall, it was a great night and a fitting end to Chinese New Year. Every day I love this city more and more!

The pictures are of stinky tofu and Chairman Mao's favorite fatty pork. 

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