Bundle up to enjoy dragon floats in vivid color, lively lion dance teams, marching bands, and the ft. Loralie recommends: street parking is limited; two pay lots are available at 21st and 24th and Wentworth but expect space to be limited. Chinese New Year Celebration 5 February p. Think tapas but Chinese-style, served hot and fresh from wheeled carts the servers bring to your table. Just point to what you want and make sure to share! If all you need to celebrate is some really good take-out, check out the best Chinese restaurants according to our readers.
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The Latest:. Pin 1. February 2, Melissa Haak 0. Not the mushy heart cupid arrow type? I love how adorable and non-frightening this terrifying monster is, and I want a plush version of him.
I love how the story connects the decorations and traditions and foods we eat and what it has to do with the traditional folktale, in a new way that gives a girl power and agency. I love the modern landmarks of Shanghai, re-imagined with a giant monster destroying them.
I love this damn book so damn much. Illustrated by Alina Chau same illustrator from The Nian Monster , but written by a white-presenting lady, this nice sturdy board book covers all the basics of Chinese New Year. This book is the latest installment of the Celebrate The World holidays collection.
It is time for a big celebration. It marks the passage of the harvest season and celebrates the coming spring.
You see what I mean? This one about the Korean New Year Seollal is a spectacular, simple book for littles. The illustrations and story are engaging and beautiful. I am actually both bummed and baffled as to why this is the only book made by this author. This celebrated the beauty of Korean culture and allows the celebration to stand on its own.
Such a sweet, simple book perfect for younger kids. I wish this book had a call to action — a specific act, an organization to reach out to. Her father is a migrant worker, which means he needs to travel hundreds thousands? Together, they do things mundane and transcendent — get haircuts, catch up on handy-work around the house, and snuggle together in bed, whispering late into the night.
We were walloped with the impact of migrant economies on families. We saw what it means to be mindful of every moment with someone we love, knowing it will end too soon.
I want this adorable little girl, with her stubby toddler legs and pudgy little cheeks to have her daddy every day. I want a better world for them. It feels like we have some control over the health and safety of migrant laborers by aiding local organizations. But ooof. This hardship is a global, human issue. These iillustrations!
If your kids like traditional folktales, try this one too. I was a good runner-up, with some weight to it.
The contents of your dough ball are supposed to tell you something about yourself. I can picture this tradition as being a fun conversation starter at our house, as long as the dough ball contents—and our comments on them—were chosen very carefully. Three pieces of ice are placed outside the door so that the horse of the goddess Palden Lhamo can have a drink.
The morning of Tsagaan Sar, a cup of milk tea is thrown in all directions. New year festivities come to a close at the end of the week when the tree is taken down. What do these Lunar New Year celebrations have in common for those of us who live in parts of the world that consider January 1 the official new year?
This: each year between mid-January and mid-February, the Lunar New Year appears just as we have failed to stick to our resolutions. The lunar new year forgives our lazy post-holiday daze and gives us a fresh start—another chance to make those resolutions happen. We will enter the Year of the Monkey on February 8, Rise to the challenge!