Because every day should be a holiday…


Happy Chinese New Year!

Internet issues on the homefront meant I wasn’t able to get this post up earlier. Lucky for me, the Chinese New Year festivities go on for 15 days so this still counts.

A few weeks ago, my friend Angela sent me this postcard. My own little piece of China to help celebrate and also maybe my first postcard from Asia.

chinese-new-year-postcard

The New Year celebration is a big deal to the Chinese.  It’s a family-oriented celebration of the start of a new lunar calendar.

Austin is just big enough a city to have its own festivities for the occasion, too. The Chinatown Center down the street from my neighborhood has an annual family-friendly carnival and this year it will be held next weekend, on Feb 9, 2014. The festival includes activities like a climbing wall, performances from dancing to martial arts, and of course awesome food.

Here’s the full schedule for any Austinites who might be interested:

chinatown-new-year-austin

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