” (元宵) which is the 15th and last day of Chinese New Year . Happy 元宵! It is a tradition to eat tang yuan (glutinous rice balls/汤圆) which literally means “round dumplings in sweet soup” on this day. Other than yuan xiao , tang yuen is also eaten during auspicious family celebrations and Winter solstice aka “dong zhi” (冬至), which usually falls on the 21st or 22nd of December. The round and sticky dumpling balls symbolise family closeness and togetherness. I enjoy making tang yuan from scratch, as I like playing with the dough. I also think the mini, multi-coloured balls are really cute to look at. Making your own tang yuan is really fun especially if you can gather your family to help shape the balls together.
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