Weekend SnapShot

Today is the 4th day of the Lunar New Year. The Chinese believe that on this day, The Kitchen God returns back to earth after reporting to Heaven on each family. The above pictures are offerings to the Kitchen God. Each item has got their own significant meanings. The apples are imprinted with the 4 words meaning "Welcoming Wealth and Luck". The bigger tray is filled with peanuts,yam,pumpkin,beetroot & Chinese leek.

It's back to work for most people on Monday and school for kids. The lunar new year festival ends after 15 days. On the 15th day, it is often celebrated as the Chinese Valentine's Day.

27 Divulge:

WillThink4Wine said...

Chinese New Year is very colorful.

Lynn said...

This is interesting. I like apples and yam from among all the items here.

maiylah said...

Happy CNY!
interesting tradition!
making me hungry ... :)

happy WS!
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snippets said...

what lovely shots!
Happy CNY!

janet said...

i'm learning about chinese customs everyday. this is a new thing to learn. thanks for sharing.

Gong Xi Fat Choi!

Juliana RW said...

Gong Xi Fa Chai...Lovely photo.

Will u visit my WS Thanks.

stev & emz said...

those were peanuts? I thouht peebles. hehehe.. chinese surely have a lot of traditions. I remember one, the dragon float festival and the moon cake festival. yummy moon cakes! hehehe.. i like the chinese bamboo. Im going to get one on spring.

the teach said...

Love this, Ling! Happy 4th Day! I read the "Kitchen God's Wife" by Amy Tan. Don't know if you'd consider this a good read!

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Larawannabe said...

Gong Xi Fat Choi! Those 4 red things are apples? I thought it was the red eggs. Silly me! Lol.

I've posted mine here. Have a great week ahead! =)

si kiky said...

wow, i like to have the apples :)

Liza said...

Great shots! Those are good luck charms, right? Happy WS.

Sandy Carlson said...

Thanks for sharing the meanings of these. The apples are interesting! Are they carved? Beautiful stuff. God bless.

Carver said...

Lovely shots and an interesting post.

vera said...

happy new year! colorful shot!

mine is up too!
http://www.pinoynetwork.org/vera
see yah!
happy ws!

ellen_heartbeats said...

I always learned so much from you! Happy WS! hope you can drop by to my site to view my entry for this week....hope to hear from you soon

ladynred said...

Interesting beliefs of the Chinese New Year!!!Apples are cool..

Lilli & Nevada said...

How very interesting to learn this culture, very beautiful arrangements too. I sure could use the Kitchen God in my own kitchen

carolinespicturepages.com said...

So many things I didn't know. I think its great that you can keep up with traditions.

Natalie said...

The CNY celebrations sound like so much fun!

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Joyismygoal said...

pretty we saw fireworks tonight for it

Marla said...

Those apples are beautiful. How are the words imprinted on them?

mousey said...

i love chinese new year, there are lots of food.

happy ws!

SabineM said...

Great photos! Happy New Year to you and your family!

eastcoastlife said...

You forgot the sticky cake (nian gou), for sticking the Kitchen God's mouth so he won't say bad things. hehe...

malaya said...

mine are mandarins.

Heart of Rachel said...

Hi! Thanks for visiting even though I wasn't able to join the hunt this week.

Great photos! I've never seen apples with markings before. This is the first time I've heard of the Kitchen God and it's very interesting.

Wishing you good tidings all year round.

If you have time, I would like to share photos taken during the Here's my late WS about the Hot Air Balloon Fiesta.

Heart of Rachel said...

Oops, I meant I wasn't able to join the Photo Hunt. However, I was able to join WS.

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