What is Chinese New Year Cake?
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Also question is, why do we eat nian gao?
Why Eat Nian Gao The pronunciation of Nian Gao sounds like 'year high' (??), which symbolizes a higher income, a higher position, the growth of children, and generally the promise of a better year. It is considered good luck to eat it during the Chinese New Year period.
Also Know, why do Chinese give Tikoy? Tikoy is popularly given as a gift and eaten during Chinese New Year celebrations because in Chinese folk religion/mythology, it is believed that the Kitchen God makes his annual trip to heaven just before the first day of the new year to give his report to the Jade Emperor, emperor of the heavens, on the activities of
Likewise, what is nian gao and how is it different in the north and south of China?
People from north and south have different habits about the food they eat on this special day. Among the food most popular in the south of China is a rice pudding called Nian Gao; while in the north, the special food for Spring Festival is Jiao Zi (or dumpling).
What does fish represent in Chinese?
The words for fish and abundance are pronounced the same in Chinese (?,yu) so the fish in the Chinese culture symbolizes wealth. Fish also symbolize harmony, marital happiness and reproduction because they multiply rapidly and sometimes swim in pairs.