Saturday, February 20, 2010

A day for 'lao yu sheng'

The seventh day of Chinese New Year is a day for 'lao yu sheng' or tossing vegetables for promotion and getting better financially.

The sound of 'yu' (fish) is the same as that of 'yu' (surplus). 'Sheng' (grow) can be interpreted as 'sheng' (rise or go higher and higher).

The 'lao yu sheng' is done by digging chopsticks together into a heaps of colourful vegetables consisting of strips of carrots and other vegetables and tossing them upwards, the higher the better, signing getting higher promotion or getting better financially.

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