As we usher in the HORSE year in 2014 CNY, we sat down together to sumptuous Family Dinner on the evening of the eve of the new year. Wishes: May the year of HORSE brings Peace, Happiness and Prosperities to you and loved ones. GONG XI FA CAI! Enjoy the photos of our humble, yet abundant food on the night of CNY eve.
Chinese New Year Deco down the lobby of Northpoin Residences
During the Chinese New Year's Eve, without fail, families will gather for a feast known as ''Tuan Yuan Fan'', literally translated as Reunion Dinner. Chinese New Year’s Eve dinner is the biggest event for this festival, this meal is comparable to Christmas dinner in the West. After dinner, some families go to local temples hours before the New Year begins to pray for a prosperous new year by lighting the first incense of the year. However in modern practice, many households hold parties, even hold a countdown to the New Year and will end the night with firecrackers. Traditionally, firecrackers were once lit to scare away evil spirits with the household doors sealed. Fireworks must be lit before 24:00 on the New Year’s Eve.
Celebrating CNY at our hometown - Northpoint Residences, KL
House Cleaning done…..
Display of food - with lots of abundance food throughout the year
"Fu Lu Shou" statueGood Fortune (Fu), Prosperity (Lu), and Longevity (Shou). This Taoist concept is thought to date back to the Ming Dynasty, when the Fu Star, Lu Star and Shou Star were considered to be personified deities of these attributes respectively. The term is commonly used in Chinese culture to denote the three attributes of a good life. Statues of these three gods are found in nearly every Chinese home and many Chinese-owned shops on small altars with a glass of water, an orange or other auspicious offerings, especially during Chinese New Year. Traditionally, they are arranged right to left (so Fu is on the right of the viewer, Lu in the middle, and Shou on the far left).
Early morning of CNY Day 1 - started with prayer to our deity
Tang Yuen (Dessert) auspicious offering to our deity
"Tang Yuen" means reunion
Auspicious offer to our deity
Auspicious offering to our deity
Gao Zi (Dumpling) traditional auspicious food
Rolling Gao Zi, this tradition bring auspicious luck "keep the wealth rolling in" and lucky person will got the piece with coin hide inside the Gao Zi, which with enjoy good luck throughout the year
Gao Zi (dumpling) filling
Steamboat Reunion Dinner
"Lou Sang" (Auspicious Food for starter)
Toss Higher…Huat Ahhhh
Mushroom and Kangkung
Beef and Pork
Fish, Fish cake and pork ball
Premium Fortune Cokkie for dessert, lucky wish!
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