Chinese New Year At GMS


 By: Misha Speede



Chinese New Year is a time of celebration, a time of food, family, friends, and appreciation for what we have. At Glasgow Middle School, there is a fair share of students that celebrate Chinese New Year. In a survey that was conducted, many things were learned about what our students at GMS think of Chinese New Year:

Students that replied with they celebrated Chinese New Year were surveyed about which foods that they ate:

Since Glasgow is a very diverse school, students that celebrated Chinese New Year were surveyed on their ethnicity:

It is amazing to see so many students of diverse backgrounds at GMS celebrate such a phenomenal holiday.

For some, their favorite part of Chinese New Years’ is the beautiful vibrant display of decorations. For others, it is being able to watch the endless singing, dancing, and stand-up routines. But unanimously, we can all agree that we love the abundant and rich amounts of food.

Different parts of China eat many types of food during Chinese New Year’s Eve. Nian Gao, a glutinous, concisely cut, sticky rice cake is popular in Beijing, Shanghai, Ningbo, and Fuzhou. Chicken is popular throughout China but cooked in different ways. In Guangdong, “bai qie ji”  (白切鸡) is white poached chicken dipped with shredded ginger (jiāng: 姜) and green onion (cōng: 葱). It may seem like a simple dish but it is truly a delectable masterpiece. In Shanghai, drunken chicken is chicken that has been soaked in Shaoxing wine which produces a very delicate and flavorsome taste. 






Drunken Chicken, White Poached Chicken, Glutinous Rice Cake