In Chinese culture, every dish at the dinner table on New Year’s Eve has special meanings. Whole fish with head and tail on means you will have a good start and good finish of the year. Meatballs and eggs are round shaped, meaning everything will be perfect and complete. Green vegetable means you will ever grow your wealth with good sense of reality. Chicken represents the lucky bird Phoenix. Chicken feet means you will be standing tall and staying grounded. I can’t remember the meaning of shrimp and other dishes. But based on what my mom told me, the last day of the year is an important start for a new year. Life is a continuous journey and we should always appreciate today and prepare for tomorrow.
The year of rooster will be an active hardworking year for people who were born in 1933, 1945, 1957, 1969, 1981, 1993, 2005, and 2017. The most positive messages for roosters in 2017 are: you can achieve success by leading a team. And your creativity will be approved by your supervisor. “Work more speak less” is the warning for roosters. Just like my mom said: don’t believe everything people tell you, but do listen to what people are telling you.
Wish everyone a very happy, healthy, and exciting new year in 2017!