Happy Chinese New Year

Dragon

Dragon

Today is the first day of Chinese New Year, the Year of the Dragon.

Chinese New Year is the biggest celebration among all other festivals in Hong Kong. Based on the Chinese Calendar, this special festival sometimes falls in January or February and lasts 15 days.

There are many practices.

  • Reunion dinner: On New Year’s Eve, family members gather together to enjoy a supper that consists of many dishes such as chicken, fish, roast pork, vegetables, and soup.
  • Open-air markets: They are set up to sell merchandise such as toys, clothes, candies and gifts.
  • Red envelopes: It is a monetary gift sealed in an envelope that is red in color with various kinds of designs like dragon or flowers. Usually, married couples or elderly give red envelopes to unmarried juniors.
  • Chinese New Year cake: This dessert literally means ‘year high’, and it symbolizes prosperity.
  • Dragon dance and Lion dance are performed.

My family dinner for the celebration. Happy Chinese New Year!

Hotpot

Hotpot-see the boiling water

Hotpot

Hotpot-see the fish and shrimps

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Pot Stickers

Pot Stickers-my wife did all the work

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Red Envelopes

Red Envelopes-my wife and I gave these to our 2 boys

 
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14 Responses to Happy Chinese New Year

  1. Loree Huebner says:

    Happy Chinese New Year! The feast looks wonderful!

  2. Joyce de vivre says:

    Reblogged this on FEATURED SCRIBBLES and commented:
    Thanks for sharing this to us 🙂 God bless and stay blessed!

  3. Susan Michaels says:

    Great photos…and celebration notes! Blessings, Dicky! 🙂

  4. It’s exciting to celebrate a new holiday! Like a child at Christmas in wonderment… 🙂

  5. camary1996 says:

    Happy Chinese New Year!!…And I’ll take on of those Red Envelopes LOL!

  6. Abby says:

    Happy New Year, Dicky! The food looks sooooo good!

  7. Dicky, I am nominating you for the ABC Award. My post on Wed. will give details.

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