03 MARCH 2023

The Tray of Togetherness

“The Tray of Togetherness” has a dazzling array of #candies representing different kinds of good #fortune in starting a #NewYear sweetly. In the #Chinese #culture, it also symbolises “#Perfect” for the great New Year.

It’s also known as “The Box of Harmony” which has a variety snack like #nuts, #seeds, #candy and #dryfood in the candy box. During #CNY, the candy box will be offered to the relatives that visit. Each snack and treat has a #hidden #meaning and give #blessing to those who ate it. Have you ever wonder what each special treats symbolize? #candytray

Two Tangerines (on top of the candy box): Extra Blessings
Candy: Wealth and Sweetness of Life
Lotus Root: Strong Family Ties
Lotus Seeds or Watermelon Seeds: Fertility
Cracked Sesame Balls: Laughter
Dried Pineapple: Success, Wealth, Luck
Mandarin Oranges: Wealth
Ginger: Longevity
Water Chestnut: Unity
Gold Chocolate Coins: Good Fortune
Kumquats: Prosperity
Coconuts: Friendship, Father and Son Unity
Peanuts: Longevity
Longan or Pistachios: Happiness
Red Melon Seeds: Happiness, Joy, Honesty and Sincerity
Candied Melon: Growth and Health