01.01.2011 27.Shevat, 5771
The column that brings you festivals from around the world; this week, why the Chinese eat fish, oranges and pomelo to celebrate their new year?
"Chi fan le mei you?" "Have you eaten yet?" This coming week, these words are likely to be heard in many Chinese households around the world. That’s because February 3, is the beginning of the Chinese New Year, the most important and well-known of traditional Chinese holidays. The festivities go on for 15 days and Chinese people all over the world take part in the celebrations by cleaning out and decorating their houses, exchanging gifts, and most importantly, sharing delicious meals with friends and family….