Although Chinese New Year has a lot of different names, the tradition is the same…it is a time (sometimes the only time during the year a family can get together in one place) for families to come together and have fun, eat food, and light some fireworks. Last year we spent it with our dear friends at their house with family & friends. We made dumplings and shared some rice wine, then when midnight struck, we bought some fireworks and had some fun in the streets!
This year was a bit more relaxed, and on New Year’s Day, we went to the local park to have a stroll…us and 500 other Dongguan residents! The weather was great, a sunny 70 degrees, and everyone and their families were out for some good old-fashioned fun.