Happy Chinese New Year

吉慶有餘  – “May your happiness be without limit!”

Chinese New Year is an important Chinese festival celebrated at the turn of the Chinese lunisolar calendar. In China, it is also known as the Spring Festival, which is the literal translation of the modern Chinese name. The first day of the New Year falls between January 21 and February 20 and lasts for fifteen days. This year is the year of the sheep (or goat), a symbol of peace, kindness, and love.

As I was reading about this fascinating holiday, I happened to find some delicious looking recipes:

Traditional Chinese Peanut CookiesChinesePeanutCookies

Traditional Pineapple Tarts

Double Chocolate Almond Cookies

Aren’t these amigurumi sheep the cutest things?

Chinese New Year Sheep - Free Pattern

I also found this nice little chart describing Chinese oolong teas.

Oolong Teas

Happy Chinese New Year!

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