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A woman holding lucky red envelopes for Chinese New Year.

Celebrating Lunar New YearLunar or Chinese New Year is celebrated worldwide, but especially in China and surrounding Asian countries. This important festival has been celebrated in China for over 2000 years, spreading to the other countries as did Chinese culture and language during that time.

 

Chinese New Year Wreath - wreath hanging on door

Chinese New Year WreathIf you celebrate Chinese New Year, here is a modern twist showing how you can use a Christmas wreath and transform it into a Chinese New Year wreath. It is great to display over the fireplace or anywhere inside your home. To display outside laminate the red lucky envelopes.

 

Candles Lit For St. Lucia's Day Festival

St. Lucia's Day FestivalDecember 13th, the winter solstice in Scandinavia (which is to say, the darkest day of the year) became a natural time to celebrate a figure of light. Saint Lucia Day, also known as Saint Lucy's Day, is celebrated in Sweden, Denmark, Norway, Finland and Italy.

 

Las Posadas (Celebration of the Nativity)

Las Posadas (The Celebration of the...Although this celebration is now mostly celebrated in Mexico, many immigrants are bringing this to America. I first heard about this tradition when I was invited to attend one night of the nine nights of this celebration. It was a delightful experience.

 

Traditional St. Lucia's Day RecipesThese are the traditional foods served on December 13 for St. Lucia or St. Lucy Day. If your family has Scandinavia roots then you might like to try these and make a new Christmas tradition and if you just want to try some of these your friends will be impressed.

 

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