It's a week of celebrations loves! February 9th is Lunar New Year and I love celebrating all the traditions with my family. This year, I added a new tradition with gilded chocolates from Sugarfina! Sugarfina offers sophisticated candies for adults. For the New Year, they're offering special two piece bento boxes with a traditional Chinese New Year greeting! Though my family is Vietnamese, I was so excited to be able to share these delicious candies with them...Chocolate is a universal language!
In Chinese tradition, there are ten signs in the zodiac. This year, it's the year of the Monkey! My boyfriend is a monkey, so this year honors him. However, legend says that when it's your year, you have to lay low to show respect to the newborn animal of that year. We'll be keeping a low profile :) I got some sweets for him too while I was shopping at Sugarfina. They have locations all over and I highly recommend visiting so you can really get the full experience. It's a super cute store and there are endless options!
One of my other favorite traditions is lucky money envelopes. Traditionally, they are red, but every year I love picking out new ones to give. This year I chose gilded ones to give out. Do you celebrate lunar new year? If so, what traditions does your family have? Wishing you and your loved ones a year of happiness, prosperity and good fortune!