Chinese New Year

Happy new year everyone, let’s welcome the year of the GOAT! Most of you guys don’t know this, but I’m from Westminster which is full of Asians. This week, I’m suppose to talk about my community, so i’m going to take about all the different types of food Chinese people eat during the new year. A lot of the food we eat have a special symbolic meaning behind them. For example, fish is a really popular dish during the new year because the word for fish in Chinese is similar to the Chinese word for surplus. This is suppose to represent having a surplus of money, food, or anything that you want at the end of the year because it means that throughout the year, you did not run out of what you want. And if you have a surplus at the end of the year, you will have a better start the following year. Apples are also very popular during the Chinese New Year because apples sound similar to the word for peace, so it represents a peaceful new year. Oranges are also very lucky because the word for oranges is rhymes with the word gold. Although there are many good luck foods that you should buy for to welcome the New Year, there are also foods that you should avoid. Porridge is something you shouldn’t eat because it is considered poor people food. Eating that would mean you want to be a poor person for the rest of the year. Obviously, these aren’t all the lucky/ unlucky foods out there. There are lots more out there, but regardless of what you eat, I hope you all have a wonderful and prosperous new year!

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