Lunar New Year and Fish

Lunar New Year and Fish

Fish has a cultural relevance in many different cultural celebrations around the world. In China, eating fish during the Lunar New Year is an important specialty. The Lunar New Year occurs on the first day of the Lunar calendar and the next new year will occur on February 12th, 2021. Eating fish is considered good luck since the Chinese word for “fish” (鱼 Yú /yoo) sounds like the word for “extra” (余 Yú /yoo). It is good fortune to have extra at the end of the year as this means you are taking this surplus into the following year. It is also thought that consuming fish will allow you to have “extra” prospects such as wealth, health, love and family, in the next year.

Rosh Hashanah and Fish

Rosh Hashanah and Fish

Rosh Hashanah and Fish Even though fish in general is an important staple in the Jewish diet, on Rosh Hashanah fish holds even more importance than usual. Fish dishes are a quintessential part of Rosh Hashanah, otherwise known as the New Year in the Jewish calendar....