Dumpling is very popular in Northern China. It is a tradition to eat dumplings. On Lunar New Year, all families will have dumplings for dinner. Dumplings has their own symbolic meanings. They symbolize happiness and prosperity. People believed that dumplings will bring good luck for the coming year. President Bush and his wife Laura during his visit to China ate 100 dumplings for dinner. Besides, people eat dumplings during winter. It helps to keep body warm. Parent will make dumplings for the kids who is going to leave home town to work in another city. It delivers a message hoping the kids will come back home soon.