Happy Lunar New Year!

The lunar calendar follows the cycles of the new moon. In 2020, the start of the Lunar New Year starts early, on January 25. It’s a major holiday in several Asian countries. For instance, in Vietnam, it’s called Tết.

Tết - Vietnamese Lunar Festival

New Year, in Vietnamese called Tết , is the most important Vietnamese holiday. All families come together and celebrate for three weeks.

These red gift envelopes are filled with money. They shall bring luck in the new year and drive evil spirits away. 

Year of the Metal Rat

The Lunar Year 2020 is the Year of the Metal Rat. “Metal” refers to the five elements (wood, fire, earth, metal, water). People born in the Year of the Metal Rat (1960, 2020) “tend to be reliable and live a stable life. They may hold some power and are able to turn unlucky events into fortune.” Each Lunar Year has its specific lucky colors and numbers. This year, the lucky numbers 2 and 3 might help you to make your wishes come true. Good luck!!!

The Lantern Festival

In China and Taiwan, the celebrations last for two weeks and end with the Lantern Festival on February 8, 2020.

Chinese Mǎyǐshàngshù
Sichuan Beef
Chinese Sichuan Beef
Buddha Bowl
Asian Buddha Bowl
Taiwanese Ló͘-bah-pn̄g
Bánh Mì Xíu Mại
Vietnamese Bánh Mì Xíu Mại
Sichuan Peppercorns

Chinese New Year Celebration Live