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Blog / January 22, 2023

Year of the Rabbit

新年快乐 - Happy Lunar New Year!

strung up red Chinese lanterns
Happy Lunar New Year!

This annual celebration in the Asian community dates back over 3,000 years. It is also known as Spring Festival and Spring Festival of the lunar calendar. It is one of the most important festivals in China and around the world, celebrated by people with Chinese ancestry and those who simply have a connection to & respect for this holiday.

The year of the rabbit is a year of peace and good fortune. The rabbit has long been a symbol of fertility and rebirth. Because of this, rabbits are often used in rituals to bring good luck and prosperity. Rabbits are also associated with springtime, which is when many new things begin to grow and blossom.

If you were born in the year of the rabbit, you’re very lucky! You’re charming, witty, attractive and intellectual. One of your best characteristics with being born under the sign of the rabbit is that you have a deep sense of empathy for others — especially those less fortunate than yourself.

Lunar New Year is a time of celebration which of course includes feasting. With so many foods and traditions to choose from, it can be hard to know what to eat for good luck during the Lunar New Year. To help you get started, we’ve rounded up some of our favorite Lunar New Year recipes and traditions that’ll bring you good luck in this year of the rabbit!

  1. Dried fruits

Dried fruits like lychees, longans and dates are popular for Chinese New Year because they represent wealth and prosperity. These fruits can be enjoyed as snacks or used in desserts like mooncakes or mooncake fillings.

  1. Red dates

Red dates symbolize good fortune because they’re red like gold. They’re also known to help people recover from illness so they’re often eaten during Chinese New Years when family members gather together after recovering from the flu or other illnesses.

  1. Spring Rolls

Spring rolls are made with uncooked vegetables that symbolize wealth, prosperity and longevity because they look like gold ingots or banknotes bundled together inside a wrapping paper representing the white clouds of springtime. They’re usually eaten on New Year’s Eve but not on New Year’s Day itself because it’s considered bad luck

Wishing you luck, love, and good health this Lunar New Year!