We would love to one day be able to go over and experience it ourselves, but in the meantime we asked a few of our suppliers to tell us what they love about Chinese New Year. Here's what they said!
Anna, our hat supplier, told us that it's the most important festival in China. To celebrate, everybody gets together with their families and has a big meal - traditionally, they eat dumplings! People set off firecrackers and older family members give the children a red pack of "lucky" money...which is basically just regular money in a red envelope. Lots of traveling and visiting extended relatives, too.
Bella, one of our sock suppliers, echoed a lot of what Anna said with family getting together and eating dumplings. She also said that most work stops during this time, and they all just travel, eat well, and spend time with friends and family.
Sounds pretty fun, don't ya think?? Maybe we should turn our one night of New Years celebrations in America into something a little bigger next year...or I guess I'd settle for at least just eating more dumplings!