The Chinese New Year is regarded as one of the most important Chinese holidays. The celebration starts on the first day of the first month in the Chinese calendar and ends on the day of the Lantern Festival on the fifteenth. A big feast marks the Eve of Chinese New Year (for this year it will be February 13th), complete with traditional Chinese dishes. ON the new year day, children receive money in red envelopes we called it “hongbao 红包” from their parents and everybody wishes each other good health in the New Year.
(Photo & recipes courtesy of ourbestbites.com)
You can leave the fortune paper peeking out so it hangs out. They only take a minute to cool and you can pack them right up!
Here is a documentry film about the "Lantern Festival" in Taiwan. The Chinese new year celebrations last 15 days and ends with the Lantern Festival, it's a magical holiday!
Wanna also dress up your home in "China Chic" style? come check out our Asian inspired designer home fragrance collections by "L'Objet", the handmade candles are encapsulated in a 14K gold plated Red Chinese theme vessel created from fine limoges porcelain paste, the candles exude the intoxicating scent of pink champagne. It's a must have!
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Until next time, be well & look fabulous! And
中國新年快樂 (Happy Chinese New Year) !
Alan + Mei-Mei the pug