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新年快乐! (pronounced: sshin-nyen kwhy-ler) Happy Lunar new year everyone! It’s the year of the ox. I hope you had a great time. In Chinese culture, the festival marks the end of the winter and the beginning of spring. A new start of the season.
For those who don’t know, I’m actually of Chinese descent, I was born and raised in the Netherlands, but both of my parents are Chinese immigrants. Where I live, Lunar New Year doesn’t get celebrated. Even in my family, we don’t really celebrate it as elaborate as most people. Just a nice at-home dinner with the family (usually hotpot and noodles) and we give each other red envelopes filled with money. That’s it. No lanterns or dancing dragons. We’re not that big on holidays in general. Also, most of our family lives far away from us, so we…
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