We’d like to spend a moment to wish all our very hard working friends in China a very Happy New Year. This year is the year of the rat. What’s special is that the celebration will begin on January 24th with a reunion dinner. The reunion dinner typically consists of several generations of family members reuniting to eat a traditional meal consisting fish, dumplings and spring rolls, among other symbolic foods. After the meal, parents give their children red envelopes filled with money, which symbolizes good luck.
January 25th: New Year’s Day involves extensive fireworks displays, younger generations visiting their elders as well as public celebrations in temples and parks.
February 8th: Spring Festival celebrations conclude with people sending glowing lanterns into the sky, onto rivers or in lakes.
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