on the third day of chinese new year…

Chinese new year celebrations traditionally last for ten days. Well, at least from what I remember. I remember having  a rather prolonged holiday from school, returning to school after the 10th of the lunar calendar. 

So! Festive eating is ongoing this week :D

My parents have an assortment of new year sweets and snacks out in a special three-tiered candy box that only comes out during the new year. In the top right corner are red watermelon seeds. In the top left are some crunchy sesame cookies.


Here’s a close-up of the candied carrots (the orange discs), candied coconut (the long white pieces), and candied lotus seeds, and I think the beige discs are candied pineapple. I also like the candied winter melon pieces but my mom didn’t get those this year, which is ok, because candied coconut is also my favourite :D


We brought home these funnel cake-like fried pastry, made by my cousin! :D Have been eating them throughout the day as I was reading. Gotta take a picture before they’re all gone…


And my parents gave us some turnip cake. That’s Mike’s favourite.


Have a happy Thursday! :D


3 thoughts on “on the third day of chinese new year…

  1. They always go back to school on the 10th of the lunar calendar? Oh, so that’s why all them kids get school off until Feb. 1 this year! Darn CUHK…ruined the tradition ‑_-”

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