Tag: Chinese New Year

Chinese New Year: 6 ways to wish friends and family good luck for the New Year

I’ll never forget one of the best things that happened to my son when he was in kindergarten. He came home with a small red envelope (hóngbāo) decorated with gold lettering and filled with two dollar bills. As he excitedly told me, one of his friend’s moms came into his classroom that day to talk about the... Read more »

Photos: Chinese New Year Lantern Celebration at Navy Pier

Visitors were greeted with a marketplace filled with Chinese arts, jewelry, clothing and other goods.
Sunday was the last day of Chinese New Year. The 15-day holiday began on January 31, 2014, and Chicago organizations pulled out all the stops, hosting a variety of community-wide celebrations over the last two weeks. One of the last events was the Chinese New Year Lantern Celebration held on Sunday, February 16 at Navy... Read more »

The new year in numbers around the world

One of my son’s classmates spent the last semester studying at a school in Ethiopia. She recently returned to their second-grade class and was barraged with a wide-range of questions about her time in the foreign country – the ones only seven or eight-year-old minds could phantom to ask, of course. When my son came... Read more »

Chinese New Year: Foods to help bring you good luck and health in the coming year

A big part of any holiday tradition is, of course, food and drink. When I think of parties, celebrations, reunions and other events tied to specific holidays, I can’t help but also think of the foods on the table and the drinks overflowing in our glasses as we said “cheers,” “santé,” “l’chaim,” “prost,” and the... Read more »

Seven ways to celebrate Chinese New Year with your family in Chicago

Chinese New Year is celebrated the first fifteen days of the Chinese calendar. The holiday, which begins on January 31, 2014, is the longest one in the Chinese calendar. This year is the Year of the Horse, one of the 12 animals on the Chinese zodiac calendar. To celebrate the New Year, it is customary for... Read more »