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If you're celebrating Lunar New Year this Thursday, here are the food that are said to bring good fortune and start the year right!

1. Dumplings

This is an essential New Year's Eve food for families and is usually eaten at midnight. The dumpling is shaped like an ingot, which personifies wealth. In addition, it means ringing out the old year and ring in the new.

2. Rice Cake

This sweet dish is also called nian gao (literal translation: year cake) and the word "gao" means "tall". Therefore the cakes symbolize achieving new heights in the coming year.

3. Long Noodle

This dish is symbolizes longevity in life, so it's often eaten uncut.

4. Long Leafy Greens

Green veggies especially mustard greens are a standard vegetable dish for the celebration. They are generally called perennial vegetables because it symbolizes longevity.

5. Whole Fish

This dish also symbolizes abundance and it has to be serve as a whole to ensure a good start and finish and to avoid bad luck throughout the year.

6. Fruits

Mandarin oranges and pomelos are usually eaten to signify luck!
Happy New Year! Thanks for sharing this with us!
The table looks so colorful, I love it!
These all sound really good for you! Much better than what food is typically served at other New Years parties (alcohol and sweets!)
Well, I had a tangerine for breakfast! I love the idea of the long noodle symbolizing longevity :)
Really interesting! Especially the rice cake.