Discover why CNY goodies are popular during the season.
Its deliciousness aside, there’s a wealth of meaning behind each kind of food as well.
Most prominently, the Chinese like playing with words and symbols. Often, homonyms (words that share the same pronunciation but have different meanings) give certain Chinese New Year goodies its meaning, while others hold a symbolic value because of their resemblance to things like gold bars or inglots. Find out more below!
Discover the meaning behind these 5 CNY Goodies!
By Pinky Chng, Updated January 2020 / Updated by Willaine G. Tan, January 2021. / Images: Flickr.com + 123RF.com
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