Happy New Year!!
To the Chinese, ushering their new year is the highlight of their year. It's even bigger to them than Christmas is to us. It is a week long celebration. This year we participated in a few activities to give our kids a taste of their cultural heritage.
We started by going to Jody, Lily and Cali's house to have a party for OAKS.
|Abbey and her good friend, Lily.|
At the party the kids made and decorated lanterns.
After sharing lunch, the kids played and the moms got a chance to visit with each other. Great fun for us all!
|They took a red tarp and played like it was a Chinese dragon.|
Later that evening, the M family invited us over to make homemade dumplings, Jiǎozi in Chinese. These are often part of traditional Chinese New Year celebrations.
|Even Dad made some dumplings|
The next day we went to the large Chinese New Year's celebration, sponsored by our local Chinese American society. Tomorrow I'll post all about that adventure.