How to Celebrate Chinese New Year

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Of all AkronOhioMoms bloggers, I am certainly not the expert on How to Celebrate Chinese New Year.  However, it is a fun time to celebrate, something to look forward to in the cold month of January and involves good Chinese food, so I’m there!  Chinese New Year 2012 starts on January 23, 2012 and last until February 6, 2012. This is the year of the Dragon! Something my son thinks is totally cool!

Much of Chinese New Year revolves around friends and family gathering for banquets and visiting one another during this time.  Although Akron is far from Chinatown, we can all celebrate Chinese New Year.

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How to celebrate Chinese New Year

How to Celebrate Chinese New Year

  • Clean House – What a celebration, right? Traditionally, the Chinese consider it important to have a thoroughly clean home, to sweep away any bad luck lingering around from 2011.
  • Decorate – Your kids will love this. Decorate with paper cutouts on doors, windows, etc. Using the color red is considered lucky.
  • Don’t Clean – I can do that! You don’t want to clean the first several days of Chinese New Year for fear of sweeping away good luck.
  • Gather with Family – Get together with friends and family.
  • Give kids fruit – Tangerines and oranges are given to kids and guest for wealth and good luck (wonder if Cuties count!)
  • Serve festive foods – Serve delicious Chinese food to symbolize abundance and good fortune, this is where Crazy Cuizine comes into play.

Celebrate Chinese New Year with Crazy Cuizine

Whether you are celebrating Chinese New Year or just want to enjoy delicious Chinese food, check out Crazy Cuizine.  I wrote a review earlier this year on several of their dishes that my family thoroughly enjoyed.

What I like about Crazy Cuizine is that they offer delicious Asian cuisine that is easy to prepare and contains no preservatives, trans-fat or MSG. You get the quality of authentic Chinese food with the convenience of heat-and-serve.

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Enjoy Asian Dishes such as: Orange Chicken, Teriyaki Chicken, Pork Potstickers, Chicken Potstickers, Tangerine Beef, Koren BBQ Chicken, and General Tso’s Chicken.

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