Celebrating Lunar New Year 2018

The day before…

Hi everyone, tomorrow is Lunar New Year and for those who don’t know, it’s an important festival and celebration that falls on the first day of the new moon of the new year. Tomorrow is the upcoming, Year of the Dog, Friday 16 February.

I’ve grown up with many traditions but my absolute favourite is coming home to mums place and helping her prepare a feast to honour deities as well as our ancestors (we then share, eat and enjoy home cooked meal, all before the eve). The following day, we go from door to door, visiting our rellies and wishing everyone a happy, longevity, prosperous and wealthy lunar new year.

This year around, my sister and I worked harder to get the preparations going. In the end, the results are pretty spectacular. I honour my family and the long lasting friendships I’ve made throughout this lifetime. Here’s looking at you kid!