Chinese New Year 2024

  1. Crayfish Stir Fry Noodles: A Delight for lunar new year celebrations

    Join me on a Lunar New Year culinary adventure as we explore the realm of Crayfish Stir-Fry Noodles – a delectable dish intertwining the lively essence of succulent crayfish with the cosy embrace of stir-fried noodles. This recipe serves as a celebration of the Lunar New Year, blending tradition with innovation to craft a meal that embodies the spirit of festivity and joy. Its simplicity and ease present a delightful way to usher in the New Year, creating unforgettable moments perfect for sharing with loved ones during this auspicious time.

  2. Celebrating Humanity: The Significance of the Seventh Day in Chinese New Year 大年初七

    On the seventh day of the Lunar New Year, the festivities take a meaningful turn as we celebrate a unique occasion – People's Day or "Ren Sheng Jie (人胜节)" also known as "Ren Qi Ri (人七日)." It's more than just a date on the calendar; it's a day embedded in Chinese mythology, marking the creation of humanity by the goddess Nuwa.

  3. Embracing Tradition: Exploring the Customs of the Fourth Day of Chinese New Year 大年初四

    In the rich tapestry of Chinese folklore, today (13.02.24) the fourth day of the Lunar New Year holds a distinctive significance. According to tradition, this day marks the inspection by the Kitchen God (灶王爷), prompting households to stay indoors.

  4. Celebrating Lunar New Year: The Radiant Tradition of Hanging Lanterns on the 12th Day

    As the Lunar New Year approaches, the air is filled with excitement and anticipation. Among the myriad customs and traditions that accompany this festive season, one timeless practice stands out - the enchanting display of lanterns on the 12th day of the lunar calendar. This age-old tradition not only adds a touch of jubilation to the surroundings but also symbolizes hope, prosperity, and collective aspirations for a brighter future.

  5. Lunar New Year's 11th Day: Father-in-law's Feast Tradition

    In the tapestry of Chinese traditions and customs, the Lunar New Year is a vibrant and joyous celebration marked by various rituals and observances. Among these, the 11th day of the Lunar New Year holds a unique significance, as it is the day when fathers-in-law extend a warm invitation to their sons-in-law for a special feast. This age-old custom symbolizes familial unity, respect, and strengthening bonds between two families.

  6. Vietnamese Fried Spring Rolls: A Crispy Delight for Chinese New Year

    As we usher in the auspicious Chinese New Year, elevate your festive feast with a delightful recipe that perfectly blends the rich flavours of Vietnam with the spirit of celebration. Presenting our Vietnamese Fried Spring Rolls – a crispy and satisfying treat that's bound to become a highlight of your Lunar New Year spread.

  7. Chinese New Year Ninth Day: Celebrating The 'Heavenly Birthday'

    Hey, fellow adventurers! We're diving into the celestial vibes of Chinese New Year, specifically the ninth day, also known as "天日",  "天公日" or the 'Heavenly Birthday.' Legend has it that this is the day when the Jade Emperor himself, the big shot in the heavenly realm, celebrates his birthday. Get ready to explore the traditions and customs that make the ninth day of the lunar new year truly out-of-this-world!

  8. Chinese New Year's Sixth Day Tradition: Farewell to 'Poverty God'

    As the Chinese New Year festivities continue, the sixth day brings a unique tradition – Kicking Out the 'Poverty God.' This day is marked by a significant act of cleansing and renewal, as families engage in a thorough house cleaning to usher out misfortune and welcome prosperity. In this blog, we delve into the origin and customs surrounding sending off the 'Poverty God' on the sixth day of the lunar new year.

  9. The Year Of The Dragon: The Thing You Need To Know About 2024 Dragon Year

    Welcome to the mystical world of the Chinese Zodiac, where each year is associated with a unique animal sign. In this blog post, we'll delve into the fascinating realm of the Year of the Dragon, exploring its significance, and traits.

  10. Chinese New Year Tradition: Cleaning Away the Old Year with 小年扫尘

    As the vibrant tapestry of the Chinese New Year unfolds, one tradition takes centre stage in the prelude to the grand celebration – 小年扫尘, or "Little New Year's Dust Sweeping." This time-honoured custom is more than just a simple act of cleaning; it holds deep cultural significance as it symbolizes bidding farewell to the old year and welcoming the freshness of the new.

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