Gung Hay Fat Choy!

Happy Chinese New Year – The Year of the Red Fire Monkey.

One of My Absolute Favorite  Events.

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Each Year We Celebrate with the Chinese American Citizens Alliance.

A Six Course Chinese Meal.  Prizes.  Dances.   Lions.  Wow!

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Let’s Start at the Beginning…A Traditional Chinese New Year Meal.

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All the food that is served signifies Wealth and Good Fortune.

Spring Rolls (Look like Gold Bars)

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Roasted Chicken (The Whole Chicken for Wealth and Good Fortune)

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Coconut Shrimp (Shaped like Chinese Coins)

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Octopus with Asparagus (Not sure of the significance, but it’s Delicious)

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Noodles with Shrimp and Broccoli (Noodles for Long Life. Don’t Cut the Noodles or You Cut Your Good Luck.)

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Orange Beef (Wealth and Good Fortune??!)

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Enough Tea to Float a Boat.

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Enough Rice to Fill an Ocean.

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The Entertainment…Chinese Dancers and Lion Dancers.

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Ancient Dances (200 A.D.) taught to the New Generation.

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Feed the Lion Lycee (Lucky Money) for Good Luck All Year.

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Happy New Year.  The 4713th Chinese Year.

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Such Magic!

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