and according to traditions, it is everyone's birthday, the day when everyone grows one year older.
The seventh day of the New Year is also a day for farmers to display their produce. These farmers make a drink from seven types of vegetables to celebrate the occasion and noodles are eaten to promote longevity and raw fish for success.
Nowadays, the vegetables, noodles and fish are made into a special dish called Yee Sang, where people get together to toss the colourful salad and make wishes for continued wealth and prosperity.
"Yee" means fish
"Sang" means not only raw but also rising and alive