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.
It is not surprising that many people do not know the significance and tradition of eating certain kinds of fruit during Chinese New Year. HonestBee.com delves into the heritage, culture and mindset of Chinese beliefs and the type of fruits to eat during this festive period.
The Chinese want all things auspicious for Chinese New Year so it’s comes as no surprise that dishes served during the annual reunion dinner characterises good luck and prosperity. Here’s HonestBee.com’s pick of 8 must-have items to tuck into.