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Saturday, February 12, 2022

Lunar New Year Activities

This has been a very long, stressful week, so while I take a bit of time for myself before I come back with a full post of great things, I thought I'd show you a few highlights of the last couple of weeks that we've been doing Lunar New Year activities. It's been a lot of fun and I highly recommending doing things in your city if they are offered. 

I thought I'd show you a few highlights of the last couple of weeks that we've been doing Lunar New Year activities.

This week we set aside some time to finally do our Lunar New Year Destination Date Night. I simplified with only one (really good, mind you) backdrop, but a fortune tree and some fun headgear. 

Sometimes, if I set things up and there aren't any accessories, Eric will ask where his hat is. LOL! We did those fun firecracker headbands last year, so this year we got dragon glasses. I had to buy a dozen, so I also shared at work, which was a big hit.

For some reason, there doesn't seem to be a restaurant around here that does delivery that offers both noodles and bao, so I went rogue on my weekly trip to Trader Joes and bought all the Asian things that I've seen mentioned being served on traditional Lunar New Year tables. 

I wasn't kidding. Here's my haul (sorry I didn't take a photo of the boxes before they were open.) This all, literally, cost about $20. Stay tuned, or check out my insta for our desserts (which I got at Uwajimaya, a local Asian market.)

Our local mall had a day of celebration, where I got to be a model on their Instagram Stories, but first we stopped by the Wishing Tree.

Here's Eric adding his wish.

There was this awesome storyteller, where we learned why fireworks and celebrations and the color red are so important to the holiday. He also told some great other tales and, as you can see, the kiddos loved it. We did, too.


They also had a fantastic dance troupe. They did three lovely traditional dances. There was also Chinese opera, which was...different. 

Last year we visited the Chinese Garden during the day and had a wonderful time. I was disappointed we missed out on the nighttime lantern show. This year I was able to get tickets before they sold out, but it was very crowded, but this was probably because they brought back the Dragon Dance this year.

The lanterns on the lake were beautiful, and I was still easy to see with all the people. There weren't many different things, besides the Dragon Dance than going during the day. 

I love this little pagoda though. It's stuffed to bursting with info on Chinese New Year, including the traditions and games and decorations.

If nothing else, everyone seemed to have an awesome time, even if you couldn't really walk anywhere during the Dragon Dance.

I hope you're all having a great February so far and, if you're celebrating the Year of the Tiger, I hope that's also full of prosperity, love, and success. 

Does your city have any cool holiday celebrations surrounding other cultures?

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