Buddha’s Hand This fruit is quite fragrant, the inside of the fruit is just a spongy core, so it cannot be eaten directly. But instead of eating it directly, you can combine it with other spices, it has many uses such as curing cough, and when making porridge, it can cure chest pain. Buddha’s Hand yellow, like Buddha’s hand, means to protect your family a year of peace, happiness, no waves.
Buddha Hand golden color, berry fingers, spread wide, arranged in many layers, meaning a new year of wealth and prosperity for the owner. Families who want to have many children and grandchildren often choose fruits with many fingers, wide open because in the spiritual sense, the number of fingers on the Buddha hand symbolizes the number of children and grandchildren in the family. Moreover, the scent of this fruit is very special, gentle and cool.
Fruit tray placed on the ancestral altar during Tet according to 5 colors symbolizing the wish to have five blessings: Wealth, luxury, long life, health, peace or the law of heaven and earth according to the five elements: 5 colors of symbolic fruit for Kim (white), Moc (blue), Thuy (black), Fire (red), Tho (yellow). From these conceptions, the Northern five-fruit tray often displays five different colored fruits.
Among the fruits that represent the five elements are peaches. Peach is probably known by everyone, maybe you haven’t eaten it, but when you watch the movie “Journey to the West”, you’ve certainly heard it, the peach in the movie is how many years it takes to produce a fruit, but the fruit in the underworld is always the same every season. Yes. Because of this, people choose peaches because they want a year full of health, disease-free, and happiness. Even peaches represent advancement and longevity.
Every year, around December 28-29, after cleaning the ancestral altar, families begin to arrange fruit tray, beautifully decorated to put on the altar, prepare to welcome the new year. Five-fruit tray on Tet holiday to offer to ancestors, show filial piety and wish for good things in the family. The five-fruit tray also represents the five elements of Metal – Wood – Water – Fire – Earth that have constituted the universe in the concept of Vietnamese people in particular and of Asian culture in general.
Among the selected fruits displayed in the five-fruit tray are named pear. The sweetness of pears is not like other fruits, the sweetness is frugal, not too sharp, and has a very delicious crunch. It is also because of this sweetness that pears are often present in the five-fruit tray during Tet to talk about a less turbulent year, and everything will be smooth and favorable. Pear Yellow color symbolizes the prosperity and fortune of the owner in the new year.
When Tet comes, every family cannot lack the five-fruit tray on the altar. Therefore, families not only want to have a beautiful and cozy five-fruit tray, but also need to understand the meaning of the five-fruit tray to send their wishes and papaya is the fruit chosen to display on the altar on Tet holiday. . Like its name suggests, chung papaya During Tet, Vietnamese people bring with them the desire to be fulfilled and prosperous in life, not only economically but also emotionally.
In Vietnam, with the diversity of regions, the five-fruit tray of each region is also different, but all have the meaning of praying for a full, peaceful, prosperous life… Normally, the five-fruit tray cannot lack of bananas, and definitely green bananas. The green color of bananas is considered as the Wood element. A bunch of bananas have fruits wrapped around them like hands, meaning protection, affluence, care and attachment. In fact, on the five-fruit tray, bananas also cover and support other fruits such as fruit papaya above.
Usually on Tet holiday, on the ancestral altar there are always green banh chung, boiled chicken, confectionery and especially indispensable fruits. The fruit symbolizes the results after a year of hard work of the farmers. In addition, it carries a deep common meaning, expressing filial piety and wishing good things for an upcoming new year.
Mango There are many varieties and depending on the taste of each person, some people like sweet mangoes, ripe mangoes, and some people like green mangoes to eat crispy, sweet, not dirty hands. Almost everyone’s home altar is displayed mangoi up because this fruit is easy to eat, suitable for both young and old people. The important reason that Tet is often used is because when “mango” reads as “spend” it means to pray that next year’s money will not be lacking and that the mangoes will create harmonious relationships in the family. family.
Dragon fruit There are two types in Vietnam: white dragon fruit and red dragon fruit. Red dragon fruit has a sweeter taste and a slightly higher price than the other. The red dragon fruit symbolizes luck and health. Peel dragon fruit Having scales like dragon scales means that the dragon cloud converges, which means that everything is favorable according to the owner’s wishes.
Dragon fruit (green dragon) is a fruit that means auspicious and prosperous. A dragon fruit tree in the house on a spring day brings wealth, health and luck to the family. Dragon fruit is a unique and meaningful gift that people give each other when spring comes to say for good health. Dragon fruit selected as the fruit displayed on the five-fruit tray on New Year’s Day, wishing for luck and prosperity to family members.
Watermelon with green skin and red flesh will bring good luck. The round, succulent, sweet fruit symbolizes affluence and full of life. Currently, yellow flesh watermelon is also chosen a lot because yellow is also a lucky color. At the same time, watermelons in this Tet holiday are even richer and more diverse with many types, watermelons in gold bars, watermelons in squares, watermelons in round shapes, and engraved with “fortune” “lucky” “talent”… in The watermelons are engraved with artistic calligraphy, beautiful and meaningful images that many people buy to display this Lunar New Year.
In each region, each region, fruit tray There will be different fruits, grapefruit and watermelon pairs are indispensable. Watermelon was chosen as the fruit offered to ancestors on New Year’s Day for many reasons. Surely all of us remember the story of Mai An Tiem, right? Watermelon contains the will to self-reliance, resilience, green skin but red hearts of our ancestors in the past. Therefore, many Vietnamese families today still choose watermelon as one of the fruits displayed in their family’s Tet fruit tray.
Oranges, tangerines, kumquats
It is believed that these three fruits can bring good luck due to its pleasant and pure taste, warding off bad luck. With eye-catching colors and essences distilled from the ground. Oranges, tangerines, kumquats It has appeared on the ancestors altar for many generations with the meaning of bringing success and success in the new year. I wish my children and grandchildren to study and pass exams. Oranges, tangerines and kumquats symbolize luck and health. They are also images of harvest, results or achievements in work, in business.
It is believed that oranges, tangerines, kumquats can bring good luck due to its pleasant and pure taste. The colors orange, tangerine, and kumquat attract yang energy to help ward off bad luck. As a result, oranges, tangerines and kumquats are widely used in traditional feng shui applications. In addition to displaying on the altar or five-fruit tray, you can display 9 oranges, tangerines, and kumquats in the living room or kitchen to bring luck and prosperity to your family.
Fruit grapefruit It is also bought by many people because it is beautiful, delicious to eat, grapefruit peel can be used to deodorize in the refrigerator, even in the old days people used grapefruit peel to wipe their mouth. Today, with the development of technology, pomelos also have a gourd shape on the fruit with the word fortune, and then printed pictures on the peel, so they are also bought to give as gifts. Grapefruit is round, cool, promising a sweet and lucky year. Just like anyone who has been bitter in love in the past year, should burn grapefruit incense on Tet holiday to have sweetness.
Incubated inside a bunch of green bananas is grapefruit Golden. Grapefruit is round, even, shiny skin, and fresh green leaves are the best choice of mothers and fathers. With the meaning of wishing for a happy and prosperous new year. The round, cool and sweet grapefruit also promises a happy and fulfilling new year, the whole family is healthy. Therefore, pomelo is selected as a fruit displayed in the five-fruit tray on Tet holiday. Not only the traditional round pomelo, but today, by the creativity of the growers, they have created different shapes for the pomelo, both enriching and diversifying the shape and carrying a deep feng shui meaning.
The five-fruit tray is also a symbol of the achievement of a year of labor, hoping that life in the new year will be happier, more prosperous, more joyful… Grapes represent rich wealth, success, Turn bad luck into luck. The ancients thought, nho symbolizes the creation of abundance of material wealth. Grapes also represent success. Sometimes, grapes are also used as a feng shui tool for turning evil into sand, turning bad luck into good luck.
In feng shui, bunch of grapes It is used with the desire to bring growth, reproduction, and much fortune. People also consider the bunch of grapes as a symbol of affluence, fullness, family reunion and reunion. Grapes also represent success now or in the not too distant future. Sometimes, grapes are also used as feng shui elements for fertility problems, turning into sand. Therefore, the Vietnamese choose grapes as one of the fruits displayed on the altar and the five-fruit tray on New Year’s Day to wish the family a lot of fortune in the new year!
Cluster banana is one of the fruits that are used regularly on the first day, the full moon day … because when using bananas, it is easy to display other fruits around and it is also very beautiful. Banana Yellow color symbolizes wealth and prosperity. Especially, bananas are like an outstretched hand, catching the sun and dew, it becomes sweet and protects and covers.
Like its inherently simple, rustic shape. Bananas carry a special spiritual meaning, like an upturned hand catching luck and fortune. It is also like the image of children and grandchildren gathering, crowded, protecting each other, welcoming the new year together, warmly. Large, beautiful, green bananas also bring hope for a smooth and prosperous new year.
According to folklore, “five fruits” refers to the full concentration of fruits in heaven and earth. Our forefathers chose 5 kinds of fruits to worship on Tet holiday, implying that these products are crystallized from the efforts, sweat, and tears of the working people to offer to the heavens and the heavens and the gods in the holy moment. sacred of the universe. Fruit displayed in Five-fruit tray on Tet holiday It is an indispensable part of the ancestral worshiping ceremony on the first day of the new year.
Each type of fruit on Tet holiday has its own unique meaning and good intentions for the whole family. Apples are also one of the fruits chosen to display the five-fruit tray on Tet holiday. Apple There are two types of apples: powdered apples and stone apples. Ice apple is my favorite because it is crispy, sweet and cool. Apples have bright red skin, expressing the wish of the homeowner in the new year to have a prosperous business, good children, good luck.