Feb 052014
 

Chopsticks DayChopsticks are used as the traditional eating utensils of China, Japan, Korea and Vietnam. They originated in ancient China and replaced the fork.

Here are some fun facts about chopsticks:

  • Family member will push a choice piece of food from their plate to a relatives plate using their chopsticks as a sign of caring
  • It is impolite to spear food with a chopstick
  • It is also impolite to point your rested chopsticks towards someone else seated at your table
  • Chopsticks should not be placed vertical in your rice bowl because it resembles the ritual of incense-burning or “feeding” the dead
  • It is common custom to allow elders to pick up their chopsticks before anyone elseResting your chopstick on the top of your bowl means that you are finished, but placing them on the side of your bowls means that you a resting or taking a break
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