Along with Valentine’s Day, myriads of people around the world will be celebrating Chinese New Year on February 14th. This year, the Chinese Calendar will be entering the Year of the Tiger.
When I lived in New York, I always looked forward to the huge Chinese New Year celebration that took place downtown every year. We would bundle up in our warmest coats and hats, take the subway in from Brooklyn, watch the spectacular parade, and hit our favorite restaurant for dim sum. I even have a packet of red money envelopes left over from a few years ago. They are really quite pretty, with a picture of a girl embossed in gold leaf. I am the first to admit that I don’t know much about the traditions that lie beneath the celebration, but I certainly enjoyed the opportunity to experience the festivities. Now that I live in Rhode Island, I won’t be able to go to the parade this year, but I thought I would show a parade of items from Etsy artists that have a Chinese or Tiger inspiration. Enjoy!