why citrus fruits are so important for Chinese New Year

Tangerines, kumquats and oranges are auspicious Chinese New Year symbols. Some people might think these fruits are just pretty to have around the home during the 14-day period of the Chinese New Year, well, there‚Äôs a deeper meaning than that. 

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the environmental cost of black moss

During Chinese New Year, Chinese people are persnickety about auspicious symbols and meanings. While taste is important, everything we eat has to bear a sense of fortuitousness. So when you mention fa cai (black moss) to older folks, it conveys joy, luck and prosperity. Just what is fa cai? Well, it is a key ingredient during this festive period and its symbolic meaning is basically “prosperous”; which correlates to “Gong Xi Fa Cai” when people wish each other during Chinese New Year.

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10 must-haves foods for Chinese New Year

With Chinese New Year just round the corner, having the right foods is a must. But more than just food being food, these items have their significance, heritage and tradition that must be passed on for generations to come. Here’s HonestBee.com’s pick of 10 must-eat foods for this festive period.

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