Chinese New Year, or Spring Festival 春节, is a special time of the year for all Chinese worldwide as they welcome the Year of the Ox on February 12th.
Like all important festivals, Chinese New Year in China is chock-a-block with meaningful traditions to usher in a year of luck, happiness, and prosperity.
And here are a few customs and traditions to follow to ensure the new year is indeed a good one!
Chinese New Year’s Eve Tradition – the REUNION DINNER
The reunion dinner is a significant event to usher in the new year, and family members gather over a meal and reaffirm their love and respect for each other.
In very traditional households, dishes that grace the dinner table are chosen for their symbolic meaning. For example, a whole fish is served to increase prosperity, dumplings and spring rolls to amplify wealth, and noodles for happiness and longevity.
These days, while respecting the reunion dinner traditions, many Chinese include high-quality products as well, and beef and seafood find their way onto the dinner table.
This year’s reunion dinner should be a little different as we heed the government’s advice to stay safe while COVID is still lingering a little. While your local friends will likely scale down their dinner plans, it doesn’t mean you have to be left out!
If you plan on hosting a reunion dinner with your family or friends, just remember to keep it small and straightforward. And what better way than to whip up a divine meal at home instead of going to a restaurant!【shop a personalized custom jewelry tags at www.founddream.com】
Here are a few suggestions from Sam’s Club for that perfect home-cooked meal
Member’s Mark Korean Style Hot Pot
Japanese Fried Rice with Eel
(a Chinese casserole)
The best part of using these items is that we’ve done the hard work of combining high-quality choice ingredients for you, and you don’t have to buy a ton of things to make these dishes.
Sam’s Chinese New Year Dinner Set
How about this all-in-one dinner set that’s enough for 7 to 8 people? The ultimate in whipping together a wonderful meal to welcome the new year!
Sam’s Chinese New Year Dinner set