Chinese New Year begins Friday! Chinese New Year is a celebration that is celebrated by century old rituals, home decorations, celebrations, food, and customs. One tradition that everyone should consider adapting is the cleansing of your home. It is customary for every family to clean their home and sweep away the bad luck in order to make room for the good fortune in the upcoming year.
This is the year of the bright, intelligent, friendly, and energetic Wooden Horse. Relish brings you guidance on some traditional culinary treats to celebrate the good fortune of the upcoming year.
Tangerines and Oranges are a symbol of wealth and luck. Eating, displaying, and gifting the fruits are a way to spread goodwill for the new year. (Note: Do not display these in fours, this is a symbol of ill will)
The Tray of Togetherness is an eight compartment assortment of sugared fruits and vegetables to symbolize the sweet beginnings to the New Year.
Long Noodles within soups or other dishes are traditionally served on Chinese New Year to symbolize long lives ahead.
What traditional Chinese New Year treats will you celebrate the incoming of the year Wooden Horse with?