This Wednesday – the 7th Day of the 15-day Chinese New Year celebration – it’s your birthday! But before you start asking everyone for gifts, it just happens to be their birthday too. According to Chinese legend, humans were created on the 7th Day of the New Year, so to this day, it is celebrated as Renri 人日, which means “Human Day”.
To celebrate together, Chinese families & friends in Malaysia, Singapore, and Indonesia will enjoy a festive colored salad dish called Yee Sang 鱼生.
Everyone will gather around the table, chopsticks in hand, and toss the Yee Sang ingredients up in the air, while saying Lo Hei (toss up), or any well wishes for the New Year.