This year is the Year of the Sheep (or Goat as the word in Chinese is used interchangeably.) The lunar new year falls on 19 February 2015 and will be celebrated with the usual abundance of fabulous food, noisy fire crackers, family time and lots of parties.
The very supersitious Chinese Community usually seek out geomancers and astrologers to chart their year before they take any major business decisions. Aspects of Feng Shui changes with every year as the alignment of the sun, stars and any other celestial beings play a big part in each individual’s fortunes for the year. If you are interested in what your outlook is for the upcoming year, this Chinese horoscope page might give you a hint.
Chinese New Year celebration in London are getting more elaborate year by year. This year, there will be a parade, some lively kung fu demonstrations, lion dance and entertainment in Trafalgar Square on Sunday 22 Feb 2015. More details here.
Meanwhile if you want to host a Chinese New Year themed party, here are some visual inspirations from Pinterest.
Here are some Chinese recipes for New Year menu ideas:
- Crispy roast pork
- Malaysian Pineapple tarts
- Longevity Fried Noodles
- Prosperity Jiaozi Dumplings
- Tea Smoked duck canapes
- Clay Pot Chicken and Mushroom rice
How are you celebrating Chinese New Year?