Did you realize that Valentine’s Day and Chinese New Year land on the same day this year?! It’s like “Double Happiness” on this Sunday Feb. 14th! Many of you already know about the valentine’s day, so I am dedicating this posting to Chinese New Year. As an Chinese American, it’s time to remember our Chinese heritage & celebrate our traditions! Even the U.S. Postal service has special stamps to celebrate the year of Tiger.
The Chinese New Year is regarded as one of the most important Chinese holidays. The celebration starts on the first day of the first month in the Chinese calendar and ends on the day of the Lantern Festival on the fifteenth. A big feast marks the Eve of Chinese New Year (for this year it will be February 13th), complete with traditional Chinese dishes. ON the new year day, children receive money in red envelopes called “hongbao红包”from their parents and everybody wishes each other good health in the New Year.
Rows of Chinese dried sausages and waxed ducks in Chinatown
Place all ingredients in a food processor and blend to combine. Place in a container and chill 1 hour. Preheat oven to 400°.
Pop that mix in the fridge for an hour and while it’s chilling you can prep the rest of the ingredients. First, you’ll need fortunes! Since we’re making Valentine cookies today, filled them with little love notes. Be creative!
You can leave the fortune paper peeking out so it hangs out. They only take a minute to cool and you can pack them right up!
Combining the festive mood of Chinese New Year & Valentine’s day together by packaging the fortune cookies in some cute Chinese take-out boxes that you can buy from any craft stores. Decorate anyway you like it, ribbons, glitter, lace, heart shape cut-out paper… let your imagination run wild!
We hope you enjoy this special Chinese New Year – Valentine’s day posting! Now go to your closet, find some fabulous RED color clothing, accessories or shoes and celebrate these two holidays “China Chic” style!
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Alan + Mei-Mei the pug