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This festival is traditionally a time to honour deities as well as the family ancestors. Families (entire generations) gather together for an annual reunion dinner, usually at the residence of the eldest members. Jinhua ham and other Chinese sausages are also some of the items that figure on the menu. Other traditional food includes noodles, fruits, dumplings and spring rolls. 

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This festival is traditionally a time to honour deities as well as the family ancestors. Families (entire generations) gather together for an annual reunion dinner, usually at the residence of the eldest members. Jinhua ham and other Chinese sausages are also some of the items that figure on the menu. Other traditional food includes noodles, fruits, dumplings and spring rolls. 

comments (16)

  • Ray
  • Thailand
  • 26 Jan 2020, 01:26
Chinese New Year is very popular in Thailand, too, Ayush.
Ayush Basu: The Chinese diaspora is well spread and I imagine, there is also a commercial intent behind this shopping, Ray.
  • Chris
  • England
  • 26 Jan 2020, 06:47
How other cultures eat is always of interest Ayush..
Ayush Basu: You hit the nail on the head: having been in this area a lot, I still was not aware of a small eatery tucked away that my companion pointed out. It was quite unusual (although nothing exotic) and very good and I ate much more than I had intended to.
Chinese New Year is popular in the UK where there are many Chinatown communities
Ayush Basu: I would think that if there is any other diaspora more widespread than Indian, it would have to be the Chinese, Bill.
Food is a very important part of these celebrations. The ham is in a lickable position.
Ayush Basu: Yes, lick/bite/nibble and more grin
When I think about our family gatherings, food always has been an important part of it, Mary.
Hum, j'adore les rouleaux de printemps, j'en mange assez souvent.
Ayush Basu: I am sure you will find enough varieties in such a market to enjoy, Martine.
You've handled the light really wonderfully!
Ayush Basu: The 50mm lens is impressing me, Elizabeth. I have to remember to use my other lenses as well.
  • Lisl
  • England
  • 27 Jan 2020, 06:21
It must be fun shopping for the new year delicacies
Ayush Basu: Not quite for me, I do not handle crowded places very well but on this occasion, I had a companion so it was much better.
And it looks so colorful, Ayush. Happy New Year!
Ayush Basu: Oh a lot more colours are yet to come, Ginnie. This photo series from the Chinese New Year is not done yet. And best wishes to you too.
Sounds like quite the ordeal, Ayush... Let's hope noone brings up politics at the dinner table... 😅

Lovely capture...
Ayush Basu: At this moment, I think people will be praying nobody brings an infection! Thank you, Sudipto.
  • Astrid
  • Netherlands
  • 27 Jan 2020, 06:54
This is a wonderful street-scene, Ayush. Also in the Netherlands the Chinese New Year is very popular. They have street celebrations everywhere. That ham looks great.
Ayush Basu: The Chinese diaspora is quite widespread indeed, Astrid. I have never sampled that kind of ham but I am sure it is popular.
  • Alan
  • United Kingdom
  • 27 Jan 2020, 07:28
It's good that whole families get togtehr to celebrate. Maroon seems to be a predominant colour here.
Ayush Basu: Most shades of scarlet/red/maroon can be seen around this time of the year and also some yellows, Alan. I agree, this is a good time for families to get together and this is a Chinese practice. That is a pity because in China, because of the virus concern, a lot of the travel plans have been thrown haywire.
I have never heard of Chinese sausages! lots of the colour red here, does that have any special meaning? interesting picture!
Ayush Basu: Actually it was new to me too. You hit the nail on the head; red is an auspicious colour for the Chinese community.
  • Louis
  • South Africa
  • 27 Jan 2020, 10:35
That ham looks really good.
Ayush Basu: I did not try it but that was one of the reasons I took this shot, Louis. I am told that as the curing process sets in, this kind of ham can be really tough (although that does not mean it is not delicious).
  • sherri
  • Little Rock, Arkansas, USA
  • 27 Jan 2020, 15:04
very nice street capture
Ayush Basu: I should be more out and about, Sherri. Singapore has nice street photo opportunities.
you always seem to find some kind of festival Ayush... the food being served sounds delicious....petersmile
Ayush Basu: Singapore in general tends to have some kind of event just about every weekend. I imagine partly to stir the economy and get people to spend, Peter. I could be wrong though.
  • CherryPie
  • Great Britain (UK)
  • 29 Jan 2020, 01:58
I love your composition. There is so much to look at in this photograph.
Ayush Basu: It is a busy Chinatown alley, even more so this time of the year, CherryPie.

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