Everyone’s saying today is Chinese New Year, but it’s really tomorrow, Feb. 3rd. However, it starts on the eve, so let’s go with this.
Xin Mao, the Year of the Rabbit 4708, starts on 2/3/2011.
Chinese New Year’s Eve dinner is “the most luxurious meal of the entire year,” explains one site. “Make eight to nine dishes for the New Year’s Eve dinner. In the Chinese dialect of Cantonese the word for eight is baat, which rhymes with faat, the word for prosperity. And the Chinese word for nine means ‘long-lasting.'”
Good enough for me. *rooting around in cabinets to find something to go with the rice I made last night and the chicken salad that’ll have to serve for the chicken dish*
We’ll miss the parades. I don’t think they can get out in this ice. *pout*
Don’t sweep today! You’ll sweep all your new luck out the door.
I had no trouble complying with this proscription.