Chinese New Year, or Spring Festival, falls on February 19th and runs through to the Lantern Festival on March 5th.
If you’re hoping to plan your own Chinese New Year party, here are some “lucky” tips from the experts to ensure a prosperous year to come.
Do your research.
Shirley Lum, a culinary historian who gives lunar Chinese New Year food tours in Toronto, recommends that newbies join a meal hosted by someone like herself to learn about the food, traditions and symbolism important to a Chinese New Year banquet. Once you’re acquainted with these traditions, consider hosting a potluck dinner with friends.
“If this is not possible, then keep it simple. Make it a potluck and aim for 8 dishes: chicken, fish, pork, shrimp, green vegetable, noodle, rice & a dessert with coconut/sugar/peanuts,” she recommends.
Lum adds that, over the years, she’s seen “traditional meals” evolve with Canada’s changing demographics.
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