Monday, January 23, 2012

Gung Hay Fat Choy!

Loosely translated, that means "Happy New Year." Literally, it means "Congratulations and have a prosperous and good year."

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!)


  1. Happy New Year, love! Looks like you had a great time celebrating. :)



  2. yay for being the little girl forever! happy new year girl :)
    xo TJ

  3. Happy new year Michelle! Hope you have a lovely week:)

  4. Michelle, Happy New Year to you and your family! May the new year brings you good luck and good fortune!


  5. Happy New Year!! I love that your parents still give you that envelope - so very sweet :)

  6. Yay! Happy Chinese New Year! Those noodles look yummy!


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