Did you know grapes are among the top “lucky fruits” to eat on Chinese New Year?
Chinese New Year, also known as Lunar New Year or the Spring Festival, is a time of rich tradition and dazzling festivals. Luckily for us, grapes are a big part of the festivities!
According to tradition, grapes are among a special group of fruits that are symbolic of good luck, wealth, fortune, gold, prosperity and fertility.
In the Philippines, grapes are eaten in quantities of 13 (a lucky number), while on New Year’s Eve in other countries, such as Venezuela, Spain or Bolivia, eating 12 grapes at midnight brings good luck.
Whether you partake in the rituals, or just want to offer a platter of fruit to your guests (or ancestors!) we found some stunning displays for you to try:
On Instagram, this fruit platter from THRIVE Magazine. Featuring dragon fruit, grapes, blueberries, raspberries, strawberries and mango:
and this, from Best of Vegan, a real show-stopper:
On Pinterest, we found a whole bunch more:
Gōngxǐ fācái! Wishing you happiness and prosperity in 2018, Year of the Dog.