Happy Chinese New Year – The Year of the Red Fire Monkey.
One of My Absolute Favorite Events.
Each Year We Celebrate with the Chinese American Citizens Alliance.
A Six Course Chinese Meal. Prizes. Dances. Lions. Wow!
Let’s Start at the Beginning…A Traditional Chinese New Year Meal.
All the food that is served signifies Wealth and Good Fortune.
Spring Rolls (Look like Gold Bars)
Roasted Chicken (The Whole Chicken for Wealth and Good Fortune)
Coconut Shrimp (Shaped like Chinese Coins)
Octopus with Asparagus (Not sure of the significance, but it’s Delicious)
Noodles with Shrimp and Broccoli (Noodles for Long Life. Don’t Cut the Noodles or You Cut Your Good Luck.)
Orange Beef (Wealth and Good Fortune??!)
Enough Tea to Float a Boat.
Enough Rice to Fill an Ocean.
The Entertainment…Chinese Dancers and Lion Dancers.
Ancient Dances (200 A.D.) taught to the New Generation.
Feed the Lion Lycee (Lucky Money) for Good Luck All Year.
Happy New Year. The 4713th Chinese Year.