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Chinese Culture Traditions Essay

549 words - 2 pages

The dictionary defines “culture” as “the behavior and beliefs characteristics of a

particular social, ethnic, or age group”. I am Chinese-American also known as ABC,

American Born Chinese. I speak Cantonese and English. My parents are both from China.

I was born in Manhattan, New York, and raised in New York. There are many different

things from my culture that are different from other culture’s. Many people with different

culture’s have different foods, holidays, and religions, which makes us all special and

different in our own ways. The Chinese culture has many special characteristics which are

very interesting for people to learn, and delicious food to try.

Some types of common Chinese food are rice, noodles, soup. The

Chinese people are known for their unusual eating method using "two chopsticks". The

tradition of chopsticks was introduced to many other countries in the world such as

Vietnam, North Korea, and South Korea. As for many Asian families we eat dinner

together at one table, and usually are served with white rice. In a Chinese family having

dinner together at the same table is important. Also family life is very important for every

Chinese household.

Chinese New Year is a big holiday in Chinese history. This holiday is when

children receive red packets with money inside from married and elders. Many children

like this holiday because it is where children receive money besides on their birthdays.

Chinese New Year has been a tradition for many years. Chinese New Year is determined

by the Chinese New Year calendar and therefore it is also called the Lunar New Year. This


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