Every year, on January 1st, we celebrate New Year’s.
We spend time with family, we eat way too much, and we enjoy the day off work.
And while we love all of these wonderful things, the fact is - it’s not really the New Year for us.
In Vietnamese culture, we celebrate the Lunar New Year, which marks the first day of the Vietnamese calendar and the spring season.
And even though the calendar is adjusted annually to align with solar year, meaning there is no exact date assigned, it always falls between late January and mid-February.
It is a time for families to gather, traditional foods to be cooked, and celebratory Dragon dances and fireworks. It cleanses the home and brings good luck in the new year.
How are we celebrating in 2018?
On Friday, February 16, the year of the dog begins, and we’re going to celebrate with a traditional Dragon Dance.
From 12:30 - 1:00 p.m. we will not have appointments, be answering the phone, or responding to emails. Instead, we’ll be dancing, lighting firecrackers, and celebrating the Lunar New Year.
The best part is - you’re invited to join us!
This will be the first year we celebrate in such a big fashion and we’re truly excited. We hope to see you there!