It’s that time of the year again for all my lovelies who celebrate Lunar New Year! For the 2016 Chinese Lunar New Year (which is based on the phases of the moon) falls on February 8, 2016 of our Gregorian calendar. As an Asian-American born in the Philippines (raised in the United States), I remember all the fun events and pageants my mom would involve me in while living in the town of Olongapo City. And even as a child I already had a love for hair, makeup and frilly dresses! Goodness!
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.
I love the idea of Lunar New Year because of some of the cultural and ethnic 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.
For an eGiftcard, scroll to the right of the Best Buy eGiftcard link until you see the red gift card with the two Koi fish (under the “Holiday” tab).
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For the gift throughout the year, check out Best Buy’s Chinese Happy Birthday e-Gift Card under the “Birthday” tab.
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