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Saturday, February 20, 2010

7th Day of Chinese New Year (Ren Ri)

Here's our toss of yee sang on the 7th day of Chinese New Year. I got this from Jusco 1 Utama in a ready-to-eat pack for RM45.88. This is the first time I got the ready pack from the supermarket as my mother in-law would always got the ingredients individually from the wet market. She has been suffering from osteoarthritis all these years and it gets worsen due to her active lifestyle that she can hardly walk just before Chinese New Year till now.

The seventh day, traditionally known as renri 人日, the common man's birthday, the day when everyone grows one year older. It is the day when tossed raw fish salad, yee sang is eaten. This is a custom primarily among the overseas Chinese in Southeast Asia such as Malaysia and Singapore. People get together to toss the colourful salad and make wishes for continued wealth and prosperity.

For many Chinese Buddhists, this is another day to avoid meat, the seventh day commemorating the birth of Sakra Devanam Indra.

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Blogger michelle@mybabybay said...

I love the Jusco yew sang too!

February 22, 2010 at 10:07 PM  

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