The Implication of New Year Dishes
The most important meaning of the Chinese New Year is to reunite with family. When people get together, the table will also be filled with rich new year dishes, which have special significance.
饺 子 dumplings
Dumplings are indispensable on the reunion table. It looks like a treasure. It symbolizes "Attracting Wealth and treasure". In Some traditional customs, people usually wrap a coin in dumplings. People who eat dumplings with coins will have everything going well and make a fortune in the new year.
年 糕 New Year Cake
"Cake" is a homonym for "high". Eating New Year cake means people will get promotion step by step.
"Fish" is a homonym for "surplus". Eating fish means people have a surplus year after year.
"Chicken" is a homonym for "Ji". Eating chicken means good luck.
鳝 鱼 eel
A good beginning and a good ending. Sitting at the same table with a chicken also means that a dragon and a phoenix are auspicious