chap goh mei

26 Feb

london 1.33pm 12C sunny friday 2021

to hokkiens, it means  the 15th night of the chinese new year.  it signifies the end of the new year celebrations. trust the chinese to take 15days to celebrate it, unlike everyone else who only celebrates new year day  for one day. haha. traditionally, it is the day when single ladies pray for a husband. and throw a tangerine into the sea in the hope of getting one.

this morning was such a sunny one that i decided to take the bus to the tesco in piccadilly circus, and they had a 1.44kg fresh willow farm chicken £2.52 , so i bought it and it shall be my celebration feast. i am making soya sauce chicken, the easiest dish to cook. 





westminster cathedral

2 Responses to “chap goh mei”

  1. Garfield Hug Sunday February 28, 2021 at 5:13 am #

    Glad you had something made for Chap Goh Meh! It is nice to remember traditions and I am glad you had some sort of Lunar New Year 🙂

  2. alifesgayventure Sunday February 28, 2021 at 9:24 am #

    these annual celebrations are a way for people to remember the past, and since they were children when they first experienced it, it is a way of remembering their childhood days. it is nostalgia for the past, when they have children and pass it on. in my case, the circle is broken, because i dont have children and so no one to carry on the memories. maybe that is why the chinese place so much emphasis on having children, which means getting married…in those days of ancestor worship, that is even more important. now i think traditions are gradually being lost and forgotten. so people celebrate without understanding why it is so special. but maybe that is not necessary to know why but just to be able to celebrate it is enough. it makes the year more interesting, with these celebratory days peppered throughout the year for people to look forward to.

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