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Chinese/Lunar New Year 2024. Year of the Dragon!

Celebrate the Lunar New Year with Your Local Big Y Supermarket.

The Lunar New Year is celebrated among East and Southeast Asian cultures. This celebration begins at the end of January and lasts about 15 days until the full moon arrives. Each year the lunar calendar is represented by one of the 12 animals in the zodiac and their corresponding element. Foods and traditions symbolize the intentions for the year ahead and across all cultures, families and households enjoy being together. Discover more about the Lunar New Year and the great products you can find in your local Big Y Supermarket.

Celebrate 2024! The Year of the Wood Dragon

The Lunar New Year, also known as the Spring Festival, recognizes 2024 as the Year of the Dragonthe wood Dragon to be precise! The Dragon represents power, success, honor and luck. The element of wood represents creativity and imagination. Let's sweep away the old, connect with loved ones and celebrate a prosperous year ahead!

Lunar New Year-Inspired Recipes

Reunite with family around the dinner table. Dishes ranging from savory preparations like noodles, dumplings and whole fish to desserts. These meals are said to bring you "dali dali", or good luck, and great prosperity. A meal with loved ones is the most important element of the Lunar New Year.

Seared Sesame Seed Scallops



Grilled white fish with a spicy herb seasoning
and a spicy-sweet mango salsa.

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Seared Sesame Seed Scallops



Pan-seared scallops with a
spicy-sweet sesame sauce.

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Seared Sesame Seed Scallops



Tender juicy shrimp, veggies and
noodles in a simple sauce.

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Chicken Vegetable Stir Fry



Pan-fried noodles mixed with thinly-sliced,
tender vegetables in a savory ginger-soy sauce.

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Pork Veggie Stir Fry



Pan-fried pork tossed with vegetables
in a velvety-garlic sauce.

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Perfectly-pleated and
steamed to perfection.
Dumplings filled with a savory
tofu and vegetable stuffing.

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Vegetable Spring Rolls



Crispy spring rolls packed with crunchy
veggies tossed in a sweet-savory sauce.

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Beef and broccoli



Tender steak and crisp vegetables
tossed in a garlic-chili sauce.

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Meaty mushrooms cooked and tossed in a
savory citrus-umami sauce with a slight kick.

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Easy Meals for your Lunar New Year

Bring good luck and prosperity to your celebration with these easy meal options.

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Significance of the Red Envelope

Celebrate the year ahead with good luck, happiness, and health.

The red envelope, known as “hongbao” in Mandarin, “lai see” in Cantonese and “ang pow” in Hokkien, is given on special occasions. The color red symbolizes energy, happiness and good luck. On New Year's Day, young children and grandchildren give their best wishes to their parents and grandparents. In return, grandparents and parents gift their children and grandchildren red envelopes with money.

The Traditions of Tea

Families gather together and enjoy a pot of tea while sharing stories and reminiscing about the past year. In addition, citrus adds a little luck to the conversation.

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Tết Nguyên Đán: Vietnamese New Year

A time of complete peace, filled with good deeds that bring good fortune for the spring season.

Vietnamese families decorate with chrysanthemums and peach blossoms or they are gifted to older members of the family. The flowers symbolize a long life. A five fruit platter is served to honor the ancestors. Dried fruits, nuts and seeds called mứt tết are offered to guests to enjoy.

MứtTết: Sweet Treats

Offer your guests something sweet to ring in the spring with more abundance.

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Celebrating Seollal: Korean New Year

Expressing gratitude through food, family and games.

Charye is perhaps the most meaningful part of Seollal, the Korean Lunar New Year. This meal is structured and stacked with prepared foods, fruits and drinks. This meal is an expression of gratitude to the families ancestors.

Sweeping Away 2023

A clean home for the new year is a recipe for success.

In preparation for the Lunar New Year, houses are thoroughly cleaned to rid them of negative energy, which might have collected during the old year. Cleaning also sets a tone of good will and good luck for the year ahead.

Simply Done Cleaning Products

Find everything you need to clean you home and welcome a year of abundance, good luck and well-being.

Published 02/1/2024