The end of one-month is celebrated by few tradition such as bathing a baby with petals from flowers. Normally crysanthemum flowers are used. Since we couldn’t find one here, we use the yellow Gerbera instead, which is pretty closed to crysanthemum I supposed.
The baby’s hair is then being shaved off completely. The old traditional Chinese believes that by shaving off the hair, it is the mark of a new beginning. Some of the hair is then kept as keepsake. Fiorina is technically not one-month old yet, however we do the celebration earlier than one month for baby girl, in our case, one week early.
What is celebration without food ? My mom did make some foods:
Mee Sua with herbs soup
The first day of winter in Chinese tradition is welcomed by cooking this herbal soup in our family. This is another important celebration for the Chinese and hence my mom made this soup. Find recipe here.
Ang Ku Kueh
This chinese pastry is usually made for celebration/ important events. Find recipe here
Red Eggs are made by using a red dye to dye the shells of the egg. Red Eggs are a must in celebrating Baby’s one-month. From what I heard, Red egg has its origins in ancient Chinese culture. As in other countries, infant mortality rates in China were quite high prior to the medical advances of the twentieth century. A baby who reached one month of age was likely to survive, and so the event was highly celebrated. The Red Egg represents happiness and the renewal of life
Stir-Fry home-made noodles
Noodles is also included in many chinese celebration, especially in birthdays. The long shape of noodles represents a long-live life. Find the recipe here