Ann Estelle has been waiting for you
It is customary for family and friends to visit each other during the celebration of the Chinese New Year. Meals are shared and gifts of fruit or sweets are given when friends and family visit each other's homes. Mandarin oranges are one of the most popular fruits during this celebration.
They represent luck and good fortune, which is why Ann Estelle has brought gifts of mandarin oranges especially for your visit.
Red envelopes called "Ang Pow" are given to children during the New Year celebrations.
It is customary for the red envelopes to contain money in even amounts with the number eight considered to be very lucky. You can imagine Ann Estelle's excitement when eight gold covered chocolate coins tumbled out of her red envelope. She squealed and clapped with glee.
Those born in the "Year of the Rabbit"
Ann Estelle has prepared a little tasting plate.
It's both sweet and spicy.
A nice compliment to a bowl of steaming Egg Drop Soup. Traditionally this soup is served at the end of the fifteen day celebration. The ribbons of eggs in this tasty soup will warm you on this cold winter day.
Go ahead, pick up your
chop sticks and have a bite.
And don't forget to take along
an orange and a fortune cookie.
Looks like Ann Estelle has
already opened her fortune cookie.
Gung Hay Fat Choy