Chinese New Year

Yong | Québec

The Yong family gathers in a restaurant to celebrate New Year with the Chinese community.

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Whether they’ve recently arrived, like the Yong family, or have lived in the city for a long time, members of Québec’s Chinese community get together in a restaurant every year to celebrate Chinese New Year with great pageantry. Typical dishes from across China are served, and the celebration is an opportunity for community members to get together. The lion arrives to the sound of beating drums. The highlight of the meal is when the lion devours a green cabbage—a symbolic moment in terms of food culture, identity and social cohesion.

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Mr. Yong, his wife and their son. Yong family
Chopsticks. Chopsticks
Steam cooking. Steam cooking
Teapot and two cups. Teapot
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