In 102 speaking, we have the text about celbrating a birthday. So I’ll introduce some essential food for celebrating birthdays in China.
When celebrating a birthday, relatives and friends usually go to restaurant to have a big dinner or go to KTV and present a birthday cake or gifts. These are fashionable activities. In addition to these, China also has some traditional food that anyone celebrating a birthday should eat.
Longevity noodles: In fact, this is a common type of noodle and there are no restrictions on how to make it. Both hot soup noodles and noodles with gravy are fine. But the noodles must be long, as this carries the meaning of longevity.
Eggs: People have the custom of eating eggs on birthdays. In the morning, people celebrating their birthdays eat boiled eggs. Before eating them, they roll the eggs on the bodies, which ie supposed to protect them from calamity and bring them good wishes for their later life.
Peaches: Peaches also symbolize longevity; therefore, people celebrating birthdays usually eat them. According to China legend, the mother of a queen planted peaches that bolssomed one for three thousand years and bore fruit once for three thousand years. Eating one could increase your life span to 600 years. Later, people came to see peaches as a symbol of longevity.