The second day of the Lunar New Year is when people gather to have an open year meal together. This year, Moses Chan, Linda Chung, Selena Li and Chris Lai met up for an open year meal specially arranged by an advertising company. The group enjoyed a hearty meal of many OX related dishes, as this year is the year of the Ox. They wished that the economy will soon recover and there will be more jobs.
The four friends were chatty during dinner. Linda explained, "Every year on Lunar New Year's day, my family would walk around the garden three times, the meaning is to have lots of luck. On the second day of new year, we would have an opening year meal together, each time my mom would have many many dishes prepared. There will always be fish, representing having excess in the new year."
Selena and Chris agrees that an open year meal must have Black moss and dried oysters to symbolise a prosperous year. Selena wishes that the economy will recover faster in the year of the OX. Chris explains that he usually meet up with his God sister, Yoyo Mung and manager for a meal. Moses says he will stuff himself with food so that his stomach will be full and fat. Moses explains that he doesn't pay much attention to new year meanings but he must have mushroom for his open year meal and he loves to eat mushrooms!Source: Oriental Daily, The Sun with translations by aZnangel @ AsianUniverse.net