Chinese Lunar New Year 2015 Falls on February 19, 2015

As a Filipino-American, I think it is always fascinating learning about other cultures around the world. I love seeing the vast array of foods, celebrations, festivals, and events that different countries celebrate. My husband is a quarter Chinese and even though he was raised Filipino, we always like to learn about our family traditions and bloodlines. In the spirit of diversity and company values, Best Buy supports events which they believe are of importance to employees, customers, and communities. The upcoming Lunar New Year is one of those important celebrations.

For Asians all around the world, including Asian-Americans, Lunar New Year not only celebrates the beginning of the year but also the ending of winter and the anticipated arrival of spring. It is one of the most important holidays celebrated in Asian countries. This upcoming year, the Chinese Lunar New Year 2015, which is based on the phases of the moon, falls on February 19th, 2015 of our Gregorian calendar.

I love the idea of Lunar New Year because of some of the customs and practices. Every family does a thorough house cleaning and purchases enough food for the festival period. They also buy new clothes (especially for the children). Food during this happy event has its characteristics, which is the representative of Chinese festival food culture. Dumplings, cold and hot dishes, fish (which expresses people's hop of having a wealthy year) and the reunion dinner are a must of Chinese festival food culture.

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Best Buy is helping celebrate the event with Asian-inspired Giftcard and eGiftcard, available for purchase or gifting from BestBuy.com through February 22nd, 2015. To have a giftcard shipped to your address, follow this link.

For an eGiftcard, scroll to the right of the following link until you see the red giftcard with the two Koi fish.

Disclaimer: The reviewer has been compensated in the form of a Best Buy Gift Card and/or received the product/service at a reduced price or for free.

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