Happy Chinese New Year of the Ram

Katherine and the crew at Invisible Culture wish you happiness and prosperity in the New Year.

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If you are in NYC, Asia Society has special events this weekend and International Business Times has some suggestions on best places to eat in NYC. Of course, there is always the parade on Sunday in Chinatown just to name a few ways to get involved.

If you are fortunate enough to be invited to someone’s home, remember to avoid gifts in white or anything in quantities of four as they are both associated with death. Brand new crisp money in even numbers is usually given (especially to children at parties) in a traditional red envelope called a hóng bao (红包) and gifts are always given and received with two hands. Mandarins abound.

You can also visit History.com‘s page for a bit more insight into this widely celebrated holiday.

恭禧發財

Gong Xi Fa Cai  (Mandarin) and Gong Hey Fat Choy (Cantonese)

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