Very soon, we will be celebrating Chinese New Year in 7 days time. It is also very special this year because the First Day of Chinese New Year falls on the Valentine’s Day (Feb 14) as well.
I went to Chinatown few days ago just to experience the atmosphere of Chinese New Year preparation. Chinatown in Singapore is the best place to experience the atmosphere as the place is decorated with lots of lanterns and also lots of stalls are selling CNY related products.
Spring Flowers & Auspicious Food are Must Have
Chinese New Year also implies the arrival of spring. Therefore, many people like to decorate the house with some spring flowers. As I walked pass one of the temple at Chinatown, it places many pots of pink and red “Fake” spring flowers right outside the temple.
Even though it is fake, I still can’t help but to snap a few photos and I still like it as it brings out the feeling of Chinese New Year.
Chinese also have lots of superstitious practices during chinese new year. One of them is to eat some auspicious food. I saw that at Chinatown too. They are actually sugar coated vegetables and fruits… In case if we do not know what those auspicious food means, the stall owner makes it simple for us. They write the name of auspicious food on a small red cardboard and you can pick whichever you like.