We celebrated Chinese New Year's Eve last night. Although my family is pretty Americanized, we do still celebrate the New Year.
So we ate noodles, which symbolize prosperity
and we bought narcissus, which symbolize prosperity
and we displayed tangerines and Chinese grapefruit, which symbolize prosperity
and we received red envelopes, which also symbolize prosperity.
Do you sense a theme here?
(Technically, I shouldn't be receiving red envelopes, since I'm married. But my parents still give them to me, because I apparently am their little girl forever. I'm definitely not complaining about that!)