National Popcorn Day? > Lunar New Year!

joanne

Mr Incredible, I’ve been told 19 January is National Popcorn Day. (Yum!)

We did our bit, gathered a family party and enjoyed a fun family matinee with $3 (very large) box of not-too-greasy popcorn. Do you observe the same date in SOMA?


Also, will there be local celebrations for Lunar New Year, next weekend? It’s the year of the Rat. (I can’t remember if Metal or Earth Rat; what do I know? I’m just a fire monkey smile)


mrincredible

It's a little early for popcorn (7:35 ante meridian) but we did go see the Greta Gerwig "Little Women" last night. And are too much cinema popcorn!


DaveSchmidt

Pop, pop, pop musik.



DaveSchmidt

joanne said:

Also, will there be local celebrations for Lunar New Year, next weekend? It’s the year of the Rat. (I can’t remember if Metal or Earth Rat; what do I know? I’m just a fire monkey.

A good friend in Philadelphia, an ethnic Han from Singapore, annually hosts a big New Year’s party, which we always look forward to. (It’ll be on Feb. 2, though; I don’t know why she chose that weekend instead.) Last year, for the Year of the Pig, she had an Italian Market butcher roast a whole pig. 

I’m trying not to think about what the menu’s centerpiece will be this year.


DaveSchmidt

marylago said:

Popcorn! Hate it and love it!

https://www.factretriever.com/popcorn-facts

When is Pop Amaranth Day?


joanne

Dave, check with your friend: I think it’s the year of the Earthy Rat. 
The New Year party period goes for a week to ten days, so a later day is fine. Below is probably why the date was chosen:

  1. February 2nd: Providence Health (天公生—tiān gōng shēng)

    This is the birthday of the highest god, the Jade Emperor (玉皇大帝—yù huáng dà dì). In Daoism, he is the sovereign of the universe and is the ultimate representation of “sky.”

    • Lunar date
      January 9th (正月初九—zhēng yuè chū jiu)
    • Solar (Gregorian) date
      February 2nd, 2020
    • Activities & traditions
      The main activities are ceremonies for the Jade Emperor. In some regions, women will bring fragrant flower candles to natural wells, harbors or open space and pray to the gods.
    • Superstitions & beliefs
      Before praying, everyone must fast and bathe. If there is a meat offering, the animal must be male.



mrincredible

Earthy Rat? Is that like a Groundhog?


joanne

Don’t ask me, I’m just a fire monkey cheese


DaveSchmidt

mrincredible said:

Earthy Rat? Is that like a Groundhog?

Or maybe muskrat. I’ve eaten that before. 


DaveSchmidt

mrincredible said:

It's a little early for popcorn (7:35 ante meridian) but we did go see the Greta Gerwig "Little Women" last night. And are too much cinema popcorn!

Thread drift: Saw Little Women this afternoon. Marvelous film. (My wife said it was way better than the book.)


joanne

DaveSchmidt said:

mrincredible said:

It's a little early for popcorn (7:35 ante meridian) but we did go see the Greta Gerwig "Little Women" last night. And are too much cinema popcorn!

Thread drift: Saw Little Women this afternoon. Marvelous film. (My wife said it was way better than the book.)

 Thanks - we’ll see that next cheese


joanne

Oh dear - I’ve told you all a fib! It’s not the Earthy Rat, it’s the year of the White Metal Rat!!!

https://www.chinesefortunecalendar.com/2020.htm
(platinum? Enamel?  Magnesium/Calcium?  Stainless steel like the books??) 




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