The Chinese character for fish, é­š, is pronounced the same as that for “abundance” or “surplus”. Fish is one of the traditional dishes that must be served at the traditional Chinese reunion dinner as it signifies prosperity and abundance for the new year ahead. Read more about the significance of fish in Chinese culture here. In the meantime, here’s wishing you a prosperous Chinese New Year ahead!

Canon EOS 7D + EF24-105mm f/4L IS USM : f/4.0, 1/1250 sec, 75 mm, ISO 400.
Category: ExpressionWednesday, 02 Feb 2011 11:57 pm