Many Chinese consider the Chinese New Year celebration to be the most important celebration of the year. They mark the occasion of a new lunar year with fifteen days of festivals, firecrackers, food, friends, family, and fun! This year the celebration begins on February 3 and ends on February 17. Wishes for the New Year are always the same: Health and Luck for friends and family in the New Year.
According to the Chinese Zodiac, we are about to enter the Year of the Rabbit, the fourth sign of the Zodiac. The Rabbit is a lucky sign. During 2011 the Chinese Zodiac recommends we focus on home, family, security, and diplomacy in order to create a safe and peaceful lifestyle.
So let's all celebrate this new and peaceful year with the Chinese calendar. Traditionally fruit baskets are a ubiquitous hostess gift during Chinese New Year celebrations. This New Year stop by The Sweet Life for one of our delicious Dried Fruit and Nut Platters to give your hostess. What a great twist on a Sweet tradition!