Chinese New Year falls on February 3 this year. If you are celebrating,
I wish you a wonderful and prosperous year of the rabbit.
I am in Malaysia to celebrate with my family. These few photos were taken on Chinese New Year eve. Mom set up an altar to offer food and prayer to the gods, and to our ancestors.
Joss sticks and candles in a glass filled with rice. I must admit that the container is not part of a traditional practice, but it was the only thing we could find to keep the joss sticks and candles upright!
Cognac in 3 little praying cups
Fresh vegetables were offered together with chicken in the background.
Lettuce with roasted pork
Rice too, with red chopsticks
Mandarin oranges on the left, and in front, gold and red printed papers symbolising wealth…
When everyone has prayed and lit a few joss sticks…
The finale: the printed papers are burnt . I hope the gods received the offerings.