Today is the Chinese New Year. This year is the year of the Rabbit.
I love celebrating different country’s or family’s traditions. It is a fun way to learn about other people, countries, and cultures. Chinese New Year is fun to me because of the symbolism.
First of all prior to the first day of the Chinese New Year, many families clean their homes from top to bottom. This is to get rid of any bad luck from the last year. I love this idea! Along with this you could buy new clothes or cut your hair, which symbolize a fresh start!
Meals with 8 or 9 dishes-lucky numbers
Dumplings-Look like golden nuggets
Oranges-Round shape symbolizes completeness and wholeness
Long Noodles-Long life
I hung up the Chinese lanterns that we made, this morning. Then, my children will each get an orange and a fortune cookie as a snack after school. We will also be ordering out Chinese food for dinner.
There are so many more fun parts to this holiday. What I do, I have just gathered from information on the internet. I’d love to know what other people do that celebrate this with their families.