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We had a blast during our visit to the Museum of Chinese in America (MOCA) with 8 year old twins Tristin and Tyler of the “Tristin & Tyler’s Tales of the City” show! We talked about Chinese New Year, why we love … Continue reading
Last month the US Postal Service commemorated the Year of the Rabbit with its own stamp! It’s the first Forever stamp in their Celebrating Lunar New Year series. It is the fourth of 12 designs in the series, which began … Continue reading
Many traditions of the Chinese New Year season, or Spring Festival, revolve around cooking and eating particular foods. Elaborate dinners are prepared with the following symbolic foods: Pork brings wealth. Sweet-and-sour fish and chicken (both whole) signify surplus. Fried rice … Continue reading
As a child, didn’t you love receiving those little red packets filled with lucky money at the new year? Traditionally, married adults and family elders give these hong bao to children and unmarried young people. Make sure the amount given is an … Continue reading
It’s the traditional custom to eat dumplings, jiao zi, at midnight before Chinese New Year’s day. Their crescent shape, similar to ancient money, is meant to bring in prosperity. Some cooks will hide a clean coin in one for the most … Continue reading
2011 is the Year of the Rabbit, or Hare, ( 兔 ) the fourth animal in the 12-year cycle of the Sheng Xiao, or Chinese zodiac. People born in the year of the Rabbit are said to take on that … Continue reading
What is your favorite part of Chinese New Year? Maybe it’s the spark of firecrackers chasing demons away on the eve of the new year. Or lighting lanterns, yuan xiao, on the night of the full moon, marking the end … Continue reading
If you’re a teacher or parent who wants to share the magic of Chinese New Year through literature, consider reading these delightful illustrated books. Click on any selection below for further description or purchase. Sam and the Lucky Money by … Continue reading