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On the ninth day of the Lunar New Year, many families within the chinese community practice the tradition of eating Ang Ku Kueh (红龟粿), which represents auspiciousness and good luck in the coming year.
The Ang Ku Kueh is molded into the shape of a turtle with the chinese character 寿, which symbolizes longevity;

This is also the one time of the year where you see the Money Kueh (牵仔粿,or 红群) everywhere. A specially shaped kueh moulded from a design that depicts a continuous string of ancient copper coins, the Money Kueh symbolizes the prosperity and abundance of financial resources.

You’ll also often see the Ang Ee (红圆) served together with the Money Kueh and the Ang Ku Kueh together in one set. The Ang Ee signfies a fruitful life and good fertility.

As a rule of thumb, sweet mung bean stuffing is often used. It is said that the sweet bean sweetens the mouths of deities so they’ll speak positively about the devotees in front of the Jade Emperor.

On this day, you’ll often see family’s rushing to prepare their offerings to the Gods (拜天公). Prayer sets are often being prepared in sets of 12 (12 Ang Ku Kueh, 12 Money Kueh and 12 Ang Ee). Why 12? Each set represent thanks-giving for each month of the year.

Fun fact: 2023 is a leap year which means 13 sets should be used instead of 12!