We are a little over a week into Lunch New Year but the celebration in most Asian countries have not stopped. Here in the U.S., most new year events are happening in remote Asian centered locations on the weekend.
One of the major thing that we do during this time is visit family to 'bai nian' (拜年) which is wishing them good luck and fortune the coming year. Everything done around this time is to bring luck and ward off bad spirits. Something I just learned about 5 minutes ago, wear red if it is your zodiac year to bring luck. I always thought it was everyone who should wear red but as I am doing some research, it is mainly for those who's animal year it is.
Now, I would like to introduce you to our next Lunar New Year guest blogger!
Meet Sabine! She introduced herself as a martial artist and nomad by heart. Her zodiac sign is the monkey (it’s her year! Wear red!) and she was on a quest through China to find the Kung Fu school that is right for her and just recently settled on one.
Sabine celebrated her first LNY in China three years ago and is not sure she really wants to do it again. Let’s find out why!
So what do you think? Do you think you would want to fight the crowd to celebrate new years? I personally am not a big crowd person but would love to experience it at least once.