The Chinese community greeted the new year with a great celebration in the neighborhood of Belgrano, where the China Town in Argentina. Color, joy and ancient tradition of this culture that is is so distant, yet so close to the time
China dressed party to mark the arrival of a new year in his lunisolar calendar that coincides with the arrival of spring: the 4713, year of the goat wood. Doing a bit of history celebrations begin on the first day of the lunar month and end with the Lantern Festival, the fifteenth day. These are days of excitement and celebrations where millions of people travel to their hometowns and specialty food and fireworks happen. The year 4713 begins on February 19, 2015.
This time the Chinese Embassy in Argentina and the Government of the City celebrations coordinated to coincide with Valentine's Day, February 14. But this is a celebration and at every celebration can not miss the food, this event is a good excuse to come to the neighborhood to try some of their typical food, a succession of offerings, flat street, hypnotize the retailer more this branch tempting to try basic flavors of Chinese cuisine: sweet, salty, sour and bitter; that's how you create fascinations emplatadas can not be left to prove at any time: Noodles with Prawns, Chop suey, Nasi Goreng, Lumpia, lacquered Peking Duck and Lo mein, among many others. For dessert, do not leave without sampling Melona, ice really delicious fruits on base.
The kick of the festival was marked with traditional dragon dance to scare away evil spirits and bad luck to be renewed start. The Dragon represents wisdom, power and wealth of this great people, between the roar of drums the mythological being pushed through the crowd of spectators to get on stage and give their dance. The bright colors they wear are what are repeated again and again in every aspect of this culture, each with its meaning are pillars of a Christian society and certainly thriving: green, for a great harvest, or yellow, representing the empire, gold and silver, are symbols of prosperity, and red and denotes the enthusiasm and good fortune of the festivities.
Those born under the sign of the goat, and as predicted, awaits an optimal year to try to make big changes in your life, a time to try to realize their ambitions and projects.
traslation: Belen Zapata