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Spring Festival or Chinese New Year (春节, chūn jié)

The most important Chinese holiday

semi-overcast 3 °C

Our very best Chinese friend, Ellie, invited us to celebrate the Chinese New Year with her and her mom.

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We were getting ready to go to Japan and packed our bags before going over to Ellies. The flight would leave pretty early in the morning the day after so we wouldn´t get to sleep that much. We prepared a little basket with goodies for Ellie and her mom. We put in some fruit, chocolates, glögg (Swedish mulled wine), ritter sport (german chocolate), and pastries from our favorite bakery "Paul".

We had a great time, Ellies Mother proved to be an accomplished cook and the dishes kept coming, we got stuffed on many local delicacies and a truckload of dumplings (my favorites)! We watched the traditional Chinese TV shows with performances from Chinese stars and cuddled with Ellie's fat rabbit "Fluffy".

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Fireworks were going off the whole day and night and when we got home and tried to go to sleep they started shooting rockets just outside our window. It was a complete war-zone. Pretty scary.

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Posted by fredrik_p 20:43 Archived in China

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