Lifestyle: Chinese Lunar New Year celebrations go global

(From China Daily)

Fourteen-year-old Chen Yiyue, who is half-Chinese, half-French, has always relished the atmosphere of a Chinese Spring Festival celebration.

When her mother invites friends to dine with them during that festival, the table is full of delicious food, ladies all wear red and grandparents give her cash-stuffed red envelopes.

Performers in monkey costumes celebrate the arrival of the Chinese New Year in Times Square on Manhattan, New York, Feb 6

Performers in monkey costumes celebrate the arrival of the Chinese New Year in Times Square on Manhattan, New York, Feb 6

Yiyue’s father Herve Delmaire immediately fell in love with the festival when they started celebrating it about 10 years ago, and actively joins in the preparations each year, always rushing to decorate rooms with red lanterns.

Now, their French friends ask the family each year on what day they celebrate the Chinese Lunar New Year.

For Yiyue’s mother Chen Li, the Spring Festival celebration is more than a tradition to keep the memory from her hometown and home country alive. Read More



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