Monday, January 26, 2009

Of Chinese New Year beliefs and practices

恭喜發財! 新年快樂!


Photo by Sean Tiu


As always, Tikoy, or Glutinous Rice Cake in English, is something you would find in a Chinese family's home during Chinese New Year. They say that since Tikoy is sticky, it will translate to good family ties all year long. But besides that belief, it's also yummy to eat.


If there's one thing I don't understand, it's this. I don't really know what this means, what it will bring us, but yeah, it's erected on a mountain of rice in a bowl. If anyone figures out what this suppose to mean, and why they're erected on top of a bowl-full of rice, please don't hesitate to comment :P What does your family do during Chinese New Year?

P.S. Don't forget to wear YELLOW today! :)

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  1. We have a different version of that!

    Rice grains are put in bowls and bowls then, there would be ang-pao and gold coins (usually 5 pesos) buried :p

  2. They look like phoenix tails which are a symbol of good luck and longevity to me. :3

  3. Got confused by what you've said on the tikoy part. @.@ It's a thing that we would find in our home right? Not wouldn't xD?

  4. That is so cute. I wonder what the taste of tikoy is. Hmm.

  5. yay ! i love tikoy so much . i always bring tikoy when im travelling .



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