Monthly Archives: February 2018

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Chinese New Year: 紅包 hóngbāo

2018-02-12T23:08:47+00:00

Handing out hóngbāo 紅包(“red envelop” in Mandarin) during the Lunar New Year is a Chinese tradition dating back to the Qin Dynasty (221 to 207 BC). According to legend, the practice started when the children of a rural village were being terrorized by an evil spirit at night. Answering the parents’ prayers, 8 fairies disguised [...]

Chinese New Year: 紅包 hóngbāo 2018-02-12T23:08:47+00:00

Chinese New Year Tea Service

2018-02-02T04:49:23+00:00

Occurring on the first new moon of the year, Chinese (Lunar) New Year is the most important festival of the year in China and throughout much of Asia. Families gather together - causing what has been called the world's largest mass migration as millions upon millions of people travel home for the holiday - give [...]

Chinese New Year Tea Service 2018-02-02T04:49:23+00:00