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the dainty side of their famed buttermilk pancakes topped with a pat of melting butter changed the game.” she said. receiving the gods is an auspicious moment. “Usually it is some time before or after midnight Called “receiving the God” (Chap san) it is usually hoped that the God of Wealth will enter and bless the house abundantly” writes Jennifer Liang (Independent researcher and community in Kolkata) (Source: Express Photo by Partha Paul) Liu also focuses how the last meal of the last year on the New Year’s Eve is elaborate and pompous The best delicacies of meat are cooked and eaten together over the family dinners However on the first of the new year people welcome eat an only vegetarian meal many also fast on this day and welcome the new year in a sombre manner Interestingly Liu informs families cook plenty for dinner on the new year’s eve as having leftovers is a good omen that signifies there will be no dearth of any supplies and happiness in the coming year And there is even a practice of having excess fish if not anything else The reason being it might sound bizarre but the community believes it without a doubt The Chinese word for fish also sounds like ‘abundance’ hence the reason for leftover fish (Source: Express Photo by Partha Paul) As part of the festivities special prayers are offered to the guarding deities and incense sticks are lite Lucky red packets called the ‘hong pao’ are exchanged between families with good wishes for the new year Elders give these lucky token of luck and wealth to small kids in the house Liu fondly gushes about the sheer joy she experiences when she hands them down to her grandkids “The amount of money is not important but the good wish packets are a symbol of good luck” she adds (Source: Express Photo by Partha Paul) And lastly the elaborate and significant Lion dance without which the celebrations are incomplete also has more meaning than fanfare and adding grandeur There are two common folktales that give us the history of Nian — the beast As one folklore believes long ago when the beast came out from the mountains to prey on people on the eve of a new year an old wise man advised frightening the beast with red cloth and loud sounds of beating drums and cymbals Thus it would explain why during the festival dancers in big lion costumes dance to these instruments Secondly the other tale believes the old man challenged the beast by hurting its ego and the beast was defeated The festival is often regarded as the time to let go of all vices and old grudges (Source: Express Photo by Partha Paul) Though the community strives hard to keep up with their original trades such as tanneries and shoe businesses and have mostly shifted to the food ventures A little bit of China still remains Be it the one-page daily Chinese newspaper The Seong Pow or the Overseas Chinese Commerce of India that is the only publication in the world to be hand-written first and then printed or the New Year rituals this Indian Chinese community is closer to their roots than one can imagineWritten by EXPRESS FEATURES SERVICE | Published: October 2 2009 3:36 am Related News Lets make one thing clearAftab Shivdasani has not been around in Bollywood for the past 20 years His first film (as a child actor) may date back to 1987 (Mr India)he may also have been part of other 1980s blockbusters like Chaalbaazbut the actor clearly remembers very little from his childhood stint with Bollywood If you say Ive been around for the past 20 yearsit makes me sound really old I would say I have been around only for the past ten years as I debuted with Mast which released in 1999 Come onI was just a child then? Steve Isakowitz, Fitbit has been struggling to position itself as a strong contender in the wearable segment.necessary medicines have been rushed there. After the severe cyclonic storm that hit the state on December 30 last leaving a trail of destruction, Patients with hypertension showed a trend towards greater reductions in ejection fraction.

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