China Today (English)

niánnián-yǒuyú年年有余S­urplus year after year

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中国传统祈福的吉祥话,“鱼”和“余”同音,过年吃鱼寄托了人们希­望来年生活富足,拥有多余的粮食和财富­的美好心愿。It is a traditiona­l Chinese saying for blessings. In Chinese, the pronunciat­ion of the character “鱼” (fish) is the same as that of “余” (affluence). So by eating fish during the Spring Festival, people wish for a bountiful year ahead with plenty of food and fortune.

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