Chinese New Year, also known as the Spring Festival is the main Chinese festival of the year.
As the Chinese use the lunar calendar for their festivals, the date of Chinese New Year changes from year to year. The date corresponds to the new moon. In 2014 it will be on January the 31.
It is customary to offer foods that symbolize prosperity, wealth, and good health when they have the money to spend for the celebration. This goes in observing superstitious beliefs or traditions, since it is also their traditions for Chinese New Year to avoid things that could bring bad luck.
Chinese food has always been improving since it was discovered, and it represents quite good China´s history. As time went by, many different recipes were created in each dinasty; however, the highest peak rwas reached with Qing Dynasty (1644 – 1911). Chinese society has always valued their own gastronomy, and due to that, they made an extensive research on medicinal food. On the following paragraphs I will explain the main eigh cuisine types and the main ingredients used by chines people to prepare them.