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This year we are super excited to be celebrating the Chinese New Year. I always love to celebrate and it is fun learning and teaching my daughter about different cultures.
Here are few of the fun traditions related to the New Year celebrations. Red envelopes are called “hong bao.” They are filled with money are typically only given to children or unmarried adults with no job. Red denotes good luck, fortune, happiness and abundance in the Chinese Culture and is often worn or used for decoration in other celebrations.
The Chinese New Year is a 15-day celebration where the festivities are day-long. On the first day, it is a traditional to light fireworks, burn bamboo sticks and firecrackers and to make as much of a din as possible to chase off the evil spirits. The second day is considered to be the beginning of the year. Each day has a specific activity related to it. The 15th day of the New Year is known as The Festival of Lanterns and marks the end of the Chinese New Year celebrations.
This year I picked up some easy Tai Pei® frozen appetizers for celebration of Chinese New Year. I bought Chicken Egg Rolls (24 oz.) and Mini Vegetable Spring Rolls (22.5 oz.) at Walmart in the frozen food aisle. My hubby and I both enjoyed them immensely. The frozen appetizers included a yummy dipping sauce. The appetizers are loaded with traditional style and flavor chicken, pork or shrimp. They are authentic Asian appetizers – ready in minutes! The Tai Pei® Egg Rolls and Spring Rolls are made with delicious crispy wrappers, fresh cut veggies and hearty chicken, pork or shrimp.
Check out the Chinese New Year app on the Tai Pei® Facebook page. The Red Envelope tab will include a coupon and will run until coupons run out. (Coupons start 2/4!) Also, check your local newspapers and other publications on 2/8 for a Tai Pei® coupon.
Here is a fun DIY project for the Chinese New Year. This is the perfect Chinese New Year Center Piece.
Chinese New Year Center Piece Tools and Supplies
Washable School Glue Stick
Candle Pillar Stands
Here is a fun Instructions for the Chinese New Year Center Piece
Start with a red Christmas ball. Next, cut up pieces of tissue paper into 1 inch squares.
Place each square onto the back of the pencil. Rub the end into the glue stick and push it lightly onto the cone.
You will scatter the pieces tightly or loosely depending on full you want the flower to look.
To make the gold glitter jars, start with clean dry jars. Shoot spray glue into the jar for a second covering the interior of the bottle. Then, add the glitter slowly into the bottle and twisting as you go.
I shared my favorite Chinese New Year tradition. What are some of yours?