Wednesday, August 31, 2011

Wordless Wednesday: Manyue (满月) Pastries


The first full month (满月) since birth is a very important celebration in Chinese families. In the past, infant mortality was pretty high so to make it past the first crucial month was indeed worth commemorating!

Big parties (满月酒) are usually held, and gifts {such as the one shown above} are given away to family members and friends. Contents vary, but at the very least, should contain the red eggs. The red eggs symbolise good luck and harmony.

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13 comments:

Tina said...

Yummy WW. Thanks for joining us :)

alissa4illustration said...

Those look so good!

http://theapels.blogspot.com/2011/08/ww-mica-moose-lost-his-first-tooth.html

Stefany T said...

That is so cool. What a great event to celebrate too. We seem to forget little milestones here.

Kristi {at} Live and Love...Out Loud said...

Love it! :)

I'm a full-time mummy said...

Greetings from Malaysia!

Wow those looks really good and creative too!

Happy Wednesday to you!

~ Jenny ( http://www.imafulltimemummy.com/ )

Simply Delicious said...

Cute! And yummy for sure. :)

Kelvin Ang said...

That is a good point. I never really thought of the reason behind the celebration of the first month might be infant mortality.

roobo69 said...

Yum?

Judy Haughton-James said...

Greetings from Jamaica Sakura! Interesting post. The pastry looks so beautiful and I have no doubt that they are delicious also! Have a good day!

Jacque said...

I love this idea of celebrating the 1st month of a child's life. I also like to hear that people are so supportive of others too. It makes me smile! Thanks for sharing!

Jacque @ Jacque's Soda Parlor
thesodaparlor.blogspot.com

Rhonda @Laugh Quotes said...

nice shot. Interesting information. Happy Wordless Wednesday.

Rebecca Burton said...

What a wonderful tradition! (And a very beautiful picture!)

Thanks for linking up with me today.

Evelyn said...

Ooh, yum! I absolutely love this idea. And who wouldn't love those cupcakes??:-)