Celebrate Chinese New Year – Eat Fresh, Delicious Fish!
Posted: Feb 21 2018
The Lunar New Year, or Chinese New Year, is upon us.
It’s a time for celebration, age old traditions, new beginnings and gathering of friends and family today, on Friday, February 16.
Chinese New Year fun fact: did you know that one sixth of the world’s population will be celebrating this holiday for the next two weeks?
It marks the beginning of the year of the dog and is also known as the Spring Festival, but is referred to as the Lunar New Year based on the lunisolar Chinese calendar.
This internationally celebrated holiday falls on a different date every year – sometime between the end of January and the middle of February – but it always calls for delicious food.
Eating Fish During Chinese New Year
There are seven lucky foods to eat during Chinese New Year: Niangao, longevity noodles, dumplings, tangyuan, spring rolls, good fortune fruit and…..fish!
Eating fresh fish for prosperity during Chinese New Year is a long standing tradition.
As a sign of respect, many who celebrate place the head of a whole fish toward distinguished guests and elders at the table. After those who face the fish head have eaten, only then can the other guests enjoy the fish.
Chinese New Year Sushi Rolls
There are many ways for you and your guests to enjoy fish on Chinese New Year. Many people around the world also enjoy eating sushi during this multi-week celebration.
What’s not to love about that?
Making sushi rolls is a great way to sit down with your family and celebrate good food and being together during this special time of year.
And these sushi rolls will taste even better if you use fresh, high quality fish. After all, a meal is only as good as its ingredients, right?
If you don’t have the energy to make your own sushi rolls, no worries! You can easily order premium sashimi online that once thawed, is ready to eat.
Easy Chinese New Year Meals through FishforSushi
Enjoy convenient party sets, which bundles superfrozen fish together for an easy Chinese New Year meal:
You can eat this fish with or without various sauces, depending on what you and your Chinese New Year guests prefer.
No matter how you celebrate, whether it involves sushi, longevity noodles or simply learning about this internationally recognized holiday, Gong Xi Fa Cai – Happy Chinese New Year!