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Happy Year of the Tiger!

Posted: Thursday, February 4, 2010 By Ni Hao Books

Year of the Tiger

As we approach the Chinese New Year, let us from Ni Hao Books wish you a healthy and prosperous year! New Year’s Day will be on Sunday, Feburary 14th this year, and it will be the year of the Tiger.

As an ABC (American Born Chinese), my Chinese New Year's experiences were different from my wife's in some ways. We didn't have any days off and it wasn't as big of a deal for most of my non-Chinese friends, so there weren't the type of celebrations she experienced in China. However, there were many similarities: Good food, and lots of it, and the greatly anticipated "red pockets". Chinese New Year, to me, was more about getting "lucky money" more than anything else. Of course, now that I have kids of my own, I get to experience the other side, since traditionally, as a parent myself, and with friends and relatives also with children, it is our responsibilities to give out the lucky money. The experience is different in other ways as well. Today, Chinese New Year is more widely celebrated in the U.S., and many cities hold parades and festivals. There are more opportunities to experience the sights, sounds, and flavors of a traditional New Year's celebration, from the drumming of lion dances and the popping of firecrackers to the sweet cakes that I remember from my youth.

Ni Hao Books is offering all a special 5% off any purchase. Use discount code "roar" at checkout. (Expires February 28. 2010) And remember, all orders over $20 (after discount) ship free! Think of it as our "red pocket" to you. Shop Now!

Xin Nian Kuai Le!
Gong Xi Fa Cai!
 

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