First day (19th Feb) Of Chinese New Year
The first day of the Lunar New Year is the day to welcome the Gods of Heaven and Earth. Many people abstain from meat on the first day of the New Year because this ensures long, happy lives. Customs dictate the most families begin the first day of CNY with a vegetarian meal to counter the effects of excessive feasting on New Year’s Eve. The choice of vegetables includes exotic types of mushrooms, bamboo shoots and bean sprouts.