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Chinese New Year

Everything You Need to Know about Celebrating Chinese New Year in New York City

Chinese New Year also known as the Lunar New Year begins on Friday, February 12, 2021 and it is a very exciting time to be in Chinatown. It is the year of the ox and it is going to be a festive weekend. Here is our guide with everything that you need to know about…

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January 13, 2020

The Meaning Behind the Symbols and Traditions of Chinese New Year

Happy Chinese New Year! Have you ever wondered why red is so prominent in Chinese New Year or why lion and dragon dances are so important? Here are the meanings behind the most common symbols and traditions of Chinese New Year. The Color Red, Red Lanterns and Red Envelopes P.C.: yelp, Catherine N. During Chinese…

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January 25, 2019

NYC Foodie Link Roundup: Best Chinese Restaurants in NYC, Chinese New Year & More!

February is a very exciting month to be in New York City! Valentine’s Day and Chinese New Year are both right around the corner. So with that in mind, in this month’s NYC Foodie Link Roundup we take a look at the best Chinese restaurants in New York City, celebrating Chinese New Year in Chinatown…

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February 9, 2018

The Symbolic Meanings of Chinese New Year Foods

The Chinese New Year, aka the Lunar New Year is a time of celebration and welcoming of good fortune and prosperity. It started last Thursday, February 19 (Year of the Sheep). Food is a very important part of celebrating Chinese New Year and here is everything you need to know, including the symbolic meanings of traditional Chinese New Year foods and where to get them in Chinatown. Chinese New Year Banquet: Many Chinese traditions have at their root a homonym, the sound of a character sounding like another Chinese word and thus taking on its meaning. This becomes apparent at the banquet table as it is believed that what you eat will affect the coming year. At a traditional Chinese New Year banquet, there are 8 courses, as the word for eight sounds like “grow”. Most families do not prepare…

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February 20, 2015

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