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Happy Chinese New Year (of the Red Rooster)!

20170109_144207 20170109_144441Celebrating Chinese New Year is a great excuse to throw a make-your-own wonton party! It’s also a fun time to wear our new rooster earrings. This year, the Chinese New Year starts on January 28th. Chinese New Year is 16 days of festivities. There are seven lucky foods which include fish, dumplings, spring rolls, rice balls, fruit, rice cakes, and long noodles.  It is also good luck to clean your house, pay off debts and not loan money right before the New Year.  During the celebration, people give even amounts of money in red envelopes to children and the elderly.

This year is the year of the Red Rooster.  If you were born in the year of the Rooster, you are social and like to be the center of attention, and you tend to be hardworking, honest and forthright.  For more information about the Chinese Zodiac, see our blog on How the Buddha Named the Years.