Friday, January 20, 2012

get set

This year, Chinese New Year (Lunar New Year) 4709 - begins on Monday, January 23, 2012.
The celebration begins that day and continues for two weeks.

When I was a kid growing up in San Francisco, CNY was BIG.
Bigger n' Christmas, it was.

That surprises a lot of people who know me but did not grow up in households that emphasized the importance of this holiday.

Where I live now is quite a bit of a stone's throw from where the bulk of Chinese New Year festivities take place. Every year, this fact always has me feeling a bit out of the celebratory loop.

That doesn't stop me.
From getting excited.
And all geared up and ready
some good ol' fashioned ...

Gung Hay Fot Choy

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