Posted on February 12 2021
Happy Lunar New Year! We are entering the year of the Ox. The Western zodiac system is dividend into twelve months, while the Chinese zodiac system is divided into twelve years. Every year in the Chinese calendar is represented by one of the twelve zodiac animals. Chinese New Year is a big celebration that is not just a Chinese celebration its celebrated in South Korea, Vietnam, Taiwan, Indonesia and the Philippines.
If there is one thing to remember about Lunar New Year, it is to wear red. Red is an auspicious color in Chinese culture and represents life and prosperity.
We are sharing a few ways that our Founder and ambassador community are celebrating Lunar New Year.
Our Founder, Samantha Dong is sharing a few fun ways to celebrate this year.
- Make dumplings together over zoom: In many Chinese households, making dumplings together is a great group activity to celebrate Lunar New Year. Even though we can't gather in person because of COVID, we can replicate this experience remotely. Here is a simple recipe
- Decorate your house with Chinese couplets, Fu Character Wall Stickers, etc. Some decoration examples here.
- Try a tea-based cocktail: This is not really part of the tradition, but for those who are looking for other fun celebration ideas, tea-based cocktails. This Female-founded gin brand Pomp & Whimsy featured some Jasmine Green Tea cocktail recipes that I quite like.
- Wear something red / new: It's customary to wear red and/or new clothes and accessories during the Lunar New year. For ladies looking for a beautiful and comfy pair of red flats or heels, may I suggest ALLY Shoes? :)