Chinatown Blog

Fourth Annual Lunar New Year Event

With the rising of the new moon on February 19, we begin the Year of the Sheep. People born under this sign are thought to be creative, non-materialistic, with gentle, compassionate natures. And, as you can imagine, they love being part of a crowd. Speaking of crowds and ...[read more]
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When Less is More

Pumpkin spice lattes, Ranch dressing flavored popcorn, Sriracha flavored mac and cheese. Where will it stop? I just saw a commercial for Dunkin Donuts cookie dough flavored iced coffee. Really? Cookie dough flavored coffee? - What is it with Americans inability to leave well ...[read more]
Posted by: | Posted on: Apr 15, 2014 | Comments (0)

China’s Beaujolais Nouveau

Each year, in early April, Chinese throughout the world celebrate Qing Ming, a day devoted to the ancestors. For the Chinese, the best way to assure future good fortune is to make sure that the ancestors are happy-and well fed! Qing Ming is an unusual day among Chinese festivals ...[read more]
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Welcoming the Warmth of Spring

Although February 14th is Valentine's Day here in the States, in China and throughout most of Asia, people are winding up the Lunar New Year Celebration on the first full moon of the Lunar New Year with the Lantern Festival. One of the largest is taking place in Pingxi, on the ...[read more]
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Tasting the Year of the Horse

For the Chinese, the Lunar New Year is about getting rid of last year's negative baggage and making the coming year as auspicious as possible. The house is cleaned from top to bottom; debts are repaid, and rifts in relationships are patched up. Prancing Lions visit the Chinatown ...[read more]
Posted by: | Posted on: Feb 02, 2014 | Comments (0)
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