Chinese New Year dumplings

Ice-breaking gameStudents at Nottingham Trent University held a dumpling making competition at the Clifton campus earlier today to celebrate the Chinese New Year.

The competition, hosted by the Global Lounge, saw NTU students battle it out to create the best dumpling, as well as trying their hand at using chopsticks in other themed party games.

And the event, which was organised to celebrate the start of the Year of the Horse, also gave people the opportunity to sample traditional Chinese cuisine.

Dumpling-making CompetitionEvent organiser and Head of Chinese Studies at the university, Dr Lingling Mao, said:

“Such activities provide valuable opportunities for the locals to learn about other cultures around the world.” – Dr Lingling Mao

The making of dumplings is a traditional family practice usually carried out by families within the first few days of the new year.

The shape of the dumpling has a symbolic meaning and is said to hold good fortune inside.

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