Do you happen to know why 1000 is considered lucky? I know number 8/ba/ is liked by them due to its same pronunciation with "wealth" or something. The pronunciation /qian/ seems to have another meaning of "a lot". Is that the reason? I think this can be best answered by Chinese.

go1)...Traditionally, longevity noodles are made with a single lump of dough...The process is not complete until there are a "thousand" strands of noodles.In China, the number "1000" is considered lucky.