Happy Lunar New Year! This is the year of the Dragon. It symbolizes royalty, fortune, and power. And since I have neither of these I am confident this will be a great year, as I was born a dragon.
This is one of my favorite Holidays as it presents an opportunity for my children to gain perspective on their cultural background. I will be honest though, so far the only thing they associate with during this time of the year are the tiny little red envelopes that represent good luck and filled with a monetary gift. The other reason I love this Holiday is the gathering of family and food, two priorities in my life with neither one superseding the other. The thought that you can start anew and receive a clean slate each year is pretty refreshing. Although I haven’t always believed in all of the cultural traditions I’ve been raised with, I think this year will be different. Who doesn’t want royalty, fortune or power?