How To Give Chinese New Year Gifts Gracefully

A new year, a fresh start!  Approximately 1.4billion people celebrate the Lunar New Year, including domestic and overseas Chinese people.  Chinese New Year is a time for large family gatherings and offering blessings for the upcoming year.  While offering lucky blessings, Chinese people around the world often give gifts as a sign of respect.  We […]

Chinese New Year Greetings For The Year Of The Dog

Auspicious or lucky greetings are particularly important on a holiday like Chinese New Year, otherwise known as Lunar New Year.  Greetings wishing a new year of fortune offer respect for family, friends, and even strangers.  Saying simple phrases like Happy New Year is great, but you can really show additional effort and skill by adding […]

Chinese New Year 2018: Animal Zodiac Story and Horoscope

Missed your chance to celebrate New Year properly this year?  According to the lunar calendar, you have another chance.  Traditionally, lunar new year is based on the harvest calendar and is also popularly known as Chinese New Year.  Not only is it the basis for a different set of festivals and holidays from the western […]

How To Celebrate Babies In Chinese Tradition: Customs and Gift Etiquette

For the Chinese, family is the center of society. A new birth may bring relatives and friends, near and far, to mark the happy occasion.  Such celebrations are often as infrequent as gatherings reserved for Chinese New Year or weddings.  Thus birth within a family holds special meaning for a community and is connected to […]