年初二 Day Two is what we call 开年 Opening of the year. I think this is a Cantonese only thing, treating Day Two instead of Day One as the beginning of the year. I didn’t know the actual reason why last year, I still do not know why today. I guess the official Lazy Man explanation is because we have to go vegetarian on Day One, and it is more auspicious to declare the start of the new year with meat and seafood and whatnot, so it is better to declare the start of the year on Day Two instead. 🙄
Normally, mom would cook up a feast for lunch on this day, a feast that would rival or even overshadow the reunion dinner. But today is somewhat special, because tonight we will be going to a relative’s house for an open house dinner. So… no big feast for lunch today.
Still, a luxurious soup is a must…
I don’t think I will be taking photos at my relative’s house. It is probably rude to do so. I don’t know what else to show you guys today.
Maybe I’ll show you some simple CNY decorations that we have at home this year.
Oh yeah, maybe I get to show you these too. I think some of my Malaysian readers are married and with kids, so this is something that would make you guys wish that you are still single.
Unless of course if you are one of those mothers who would “safekeep the angpow monies on the kids’ behalf“.