Chinese New Year is a fun and festive holiday celebration. Whether you want to celebrate it traditionally or host a Lunar New Year party with a new twist, this party with pops of gold and lots of red is a fun mid-winter celebration. 2021 is the year of the Ox.
When is Chinese New Year 2021?
Starting from February 12th, 2021 (Chinese lunar New Year Day) and lasting until January 30th, 2022. With it falling so close to Valentine’s Day in 2021, you can use LOTS of red in your decor and carry on the theme.
This year of the ox is thought to be lucky and also perfect to focus on relationships, whether we are talking about friendships or love.
Why red for Chinese New Year?
It is considered a lucky color, the color of prosperity and happiness. Don’t use white or black in your decor – as those are considered bad luck colors.
Why dragon decor?
The dragon is a symbol of China, and is an important part of Chinese culture. Chinese dragons symbolize wisdom, power and wealth, and they are believed to bring good luck to people. We feature plates and napkins in the shop with the beautiful gold dragon on red.
What do your serve for Chinese New Year?
According to Samantha Vincenty of the Oprah Winfrey Magazine blog, “There’s actually several layers of symbolism at play when it comes to “lucky” Lunar New Year dishes: what the food’s name sounds like when said aloud, how it’s prepared, and the way it’s served can imbue a meal with extra meaning, making it all the more special.” Check out her blog post with lots of ideas about foods to serve in the Year of the Ox.
Here is a brief list of the foods she suggests to serve at your Lunar New Year celebrations for the Year of the Ox:
- Sweet Glutinous Rice Cake
- Whole Fish
- Whole Chicken
- Dumplings (Jiaozi)
- Sweet Rice Balls (Tangyuan)
- Braised Shiitake Mushrooms
- Tangerines and Oranges
- Longevity Noodles
- Candy & Other Sweets
- Spring Rolls
Check out the shop for our full range of fun Chinese New Year party supplies to set the table and decorate in red and gold style. Find everything you need for your Lunar New Year celebration here at EnFete.
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