Welcome the Year of the Pig

It's time for a new year again—Chinese New Year! If you didn't know, the Chinese zodiac is based on the cycle of the moon, which repeats every 12 years. Each year is linked to a different animal. According to legend, the 12 animals ran a race thousands of years ago to determine their order. Each…
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Year of the Dog Recommended Reads

Happy (Chinese) New Year! And welcome to the Year of the Dog!  The Dog is the 11th year in the Chinese zodiac's 12-year cycle. Were you born in a Dog year? Recent Dog years include 1970, 1982, 1994, 2006 and, of course, 2018. Like their animal counterparts, those born in a Dog year are supposed to be loyal and honest friends that…
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Year of the Monkey

Kids and families around the world will welcome the Year of the Monkey in 2016. Why, you may ask? It's Chinese New Year, and it's time to celebrate! Clean your house to make room for some good luck, then decorate it with red paper and wishes for wealth, happiness and a long life in the next year. Other traditions include…
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Celebrating Chinese New Year

The New Year is almost here, are you ready to celebrate? Each year I look forward to the pop-pop-popping of firecrackers, the riot of drums and colors of my favorite Lion Dancers and all the yummy treats at the bakeries on Wentworth Avenue. If you are like me and just can't wait, try one of these…
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