There is something about vegetarian on the 5th day of Chinese New Year! The number of Vegetarian could have doubled all over the world as those who observed the ancient Chinese teaching turn Vegan on this day. The very reason as claimed that the meat bearer are not to be slaughtered is because the so called gate keeper to the Animal Heaven is on vacation and if any animal is slaughtered, the ghost of the animal will linger on the flesh. It will make anyone taking the meat slaughtered on the day sick or something.
So, my 16 friends over at the old folks place are vegan today, it is also why a lot of Kueh Chap lover could not find any today cause the supply of meat has stopped just for a day.