Updated: Feb 9
Lunar New Year fruits and food to try for the
YEAR OF THE TIGER!
Why not try some of these delicious foods and fruits to start your Lunar New Year …and learn along the way! These delicious fruits and foods have so many symbolic meanings. Some countries who celebrate the Lunar New Year may have varying symbolic meanings or traditions. At LCCC, we encourage you to research more and extend your knowledge to friends and families.
Below, pick what you like from the list and celebrate Lunar New Year in your own way!
According to Chinese ancient legends, the number of dumplings you eat during the Chinese New Year predicts the amount of money you’ll make in the upcoming year.
Known as “long-life noodles”, these noodles are up to two feet long. The longer the noodle, the luckier you’ll be!
Resembling bars of gold, spring rolls are said to bring wealth and good fortune.
Learn how to make the LCCC School Age recipe here!
Tray of Togetherness
Tray of Togetherness represents peace and family harmony. Fill the tray with an assortment of small treats like dried fruit, nuts, candy and cookies.
Oranges/ Citrus - Prosperity
Oranges, kumquats, tangerines and pomelos are common Lunar New Year gifts because they’re believed to bring good luck and happiness. The golden hues of these fruits also symbolizes prosperity. It is believed that the round shape of the orange is an auspicious symbol of togetherness and harmony. You will often find potted orange trees during this celebration.
Apples - Calmness
In Chinese culture, an apple symbolizes a 'wish for peace'. As in Chinese the word apple, "Ping Guo". Ping means peace and tranquillity
Watermelons - Abundance
Watermelon is a symbol of fecundity, abundance, fertility or new growth. The numerous seeds of the fruit represent wealth and prosperity.
Pineapples - Good Luck / Good Fortune
Which means good fortune will come, with that is wealth and good luck.
Sugarcane has strong and thick, jointed stalks which symbolize promotion in one’s career, and /or improvement of life.