Chinese New Year!

2017 is the Year of the Rooster and we’re counting down the days to Chinese New Year. Millions of families around the world are preparing to celebrate with food, fun and fireworks.

Before the New Year, families are busy giving their homes a thorough cleaning, sweeping away all the bad-fortune to make way for the in-coming good luck. As with any celebration, decorating for the holiday is a tradition.

Here are some beautiful tablescapes and settings for Chinese New Year that are sure to great your creative juices flowing.

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The Eve of the New Year is observed with families coming together for a reunion dinner, the most popular course is jiaozi, dumplings boiled in water (potstickers). Another typical food is Tang Yuan, another kind of dumplings made of sweet rice rolled into balls and stuffed with either sweet or savory fillings.

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Jiaozi recipe
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Sweet Tang Yuan recipe
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Savory Tang Yuan recipe

At midnight, the whole sky will be lit up by fireworks and firecrackers signaling the end of the last year and the beginning of the next.

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The Lantern Festival is the last day of Chinese New Year festival. Lighting lanterns is a way for people to ask for smooth futures and express their best wishes for family and friends.

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For more décor, craft and food ideas please visit our Chinese New Year pinterest board https://www.pinterest.com/seldensdesign/chinese-new-year/

In the spirit of Chinese New Year we sincerely wish peace and happiness for you, your family and friends.

 

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