|Dragon & lion dances in Hong Kong|
Our family dinner – “tuen nin fahn” (團年飯) – to celebrate togetherness on the eve of Chinese New Year was once again held at Fook Yuen (馥苑). Chinese new year’s cake “nin go/nian gao” (年糕) has been bought and peanut cookies have been made. All that remains to be done is the dreaded last minute cleaning, for tasks such as sweeping are avoided in the first days of the new year for fear of ridding your household of good fortune.
From my recent trip to Hong Kong, I even acquired a “chuen hup” (全盒) – a Chinese candy box on the cheap to hold sweets for welcoming guests in the new year.
So from my family to yours, regardless of whether you celebrate the new year on the lunar calendar or not, may the one ahead be full of laughter to warm your hearts and good food to warm your bellies.
happy chinese new year & happy eating!