Before The Full Moon Lantern Festival

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We are just a few days before the Lantern Festival and  Full Moon for the year of the Earth Dog. Asian communities all over the globe are shopping and celebrating.

Be sure to pick up your Joss Paper for wishes and Intentions for Midnight on Wednesday, along with your candles, red envelopes, coins and lucky bambo.

This is also the conclusion of the Chinese New Years Celebration.

Thank you for allowing me to share our Chinese New Years Celebration Newsletter. It has been a joy for me to share the culture, traditions, and insights of this Asian holiday season.

your-fortune_sayingimagesMany blessing to you and your family during the year of the Earth Dog

 

Chinese New Year: Shopping for the Lantern Festival

We are getting closer to the end of Chinese New Year. March 1st, this is the full moon and the celebration. Visit your local Chinatown, and pick up some red lanterns.

Enjoy your time with friends and family, eat good food, and create some memories this weekend.

What to Buy:

Joss Paper for Writing Intentions

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Red Envelopes to Share Money

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and Lanterns of course 1!

Chinese New Year : Day Eight


We are on Day 8 of Chinese New Year !! The Abundance and harmony number. Symbols of luck and wealth are displayed. A bowl of fresh fruit on your dining-room table has long been a symbol of abundance

Tangerines, Oranges, Pomelos: Tangerines and oranges are frequently displayed in homes and stores. Tangerines are symbolic of good luck, and oranges are symbolic of wealth. These symbols have developed through a language pun, the word for tangerine having the same sound as “luck” in Chinese, and the word for orange having the same sound as “wealth”. Pomelos are large pear-shaped grapefruits.

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The Tray of Togetherness: Many families keep a tray full of dried fruits, sweets, and candies to welcome guests and relatives who drop by. This tray is called a Chuen-hop, or “tray of togetherness”. Traditionally, it was made up of eight compartments, each of which was filled with a special food item of significance to the New Year season.

We are getting closer to the end of Chinese New Year and Full moon,  Visit your local Chinatown, and pick up some red lanterns.

Enjoy your time with friends and family, eat good food, and create some memories this weekend.

 

Chinese New Year Celebration Day Three

Today is all about being the perfect Son-In-Law!

Husbands pay respect to their in-laws! mother in- laws receive red envelopes with money, yellow flowers, and oranges as gifts. The wife usually stays home to prepare for a family gathering, allowing the in-laws to enjoy time being honored by the son-in-law.