My family celebrates a few traditions that stem from the Chinese culture, however Chinese New Year is not of them.
We celebrated the New Year at midnight on December 31st but few of our friends celebrated their New Year today. Today is the Chinese New Year or Lunar New Year and it is the year of the Rabbit. Because the rabbit is an animal known for its gentleness, this year is supposed to be our opportunity to heal, relax, entertain, mend fences. The year to reach out, connect and heal. The year to make time for family gatherings and comfortable travel.
Before I read more into what the year of the rabbit means, I was already planning to do a lot of relaxing and travel this year as well as attending family gatherings. Just pure coincidence right?
I was born on the Year of The Rooster, they say people born in the Year of the Rooster are “deep thinkers, capable, and talented. They like to be busy and are devoted beyond their capabilities and are deeply disappointed if they fail”. Sounds very familiar to me
Here are a few pictures from last year during Chinese New Year. We were in Chinatown in San Francisco.