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Most people in the Bay area, whether or not they celebrate the Lunar New Year, are familiar with the traditions of eating long noodles for long life and gifts of brilliant red envelopes with money inside. And a bounty of fresh fruit is as central to the celebration as champagne or hoppin’ John is to marking the start of a new year on the Gregorian calendar. While the particulars may vary somewhat by country, region, and even family, enjoying fresh fruit is a way recognizing life, growth, and a fresh start. A ‘tray of togetherness,’ beautifully presented on a round platter, has pride of place on many a table.Everything about it carries meaning:the round for togetherness, and even having eight types of fruit, a lucky number associated with good fortune and success.