Our family has embarked on virtual travels to various countries and regions. To explore these countries and their cultures, we have followed along with the festivals, cooked and eaten traditional foods, learned of traditional handicrafts with hands on exploration, along with many activities to immerse ourselves. Chronicled here are some of these activities.

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Thursday, February 7, 2013

Chinese New Year - The Tray of Togetherness

You can find all our posts on Chinese New Year HERE
Tray of Togetherness, bought at our local Asian grocery

Chuen-Hop, or the Tray of Togetherness, is a food tray divided in eight parts with sweets, to provide a sweet beginning to the new year, offered to guests throughout the festive season. Each part has a sweet snack in it, with it's own special meaning. Lotus seeds represent giving birth to sons, while watermelon seeds represent abundance. Also, if you eat coconut, your family will stay together, because coconut represents togetherness.

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