Seeing red all over this week? That's because it's Chinese New Year, in the Year of the Snake -- Sunday kicked off the celebration, and all week long specific traditions mark the holiday. Red is the color of happiness and festivity in China, so this week red lanterns, red dresses, and red envelopes abound.
Want to partake in the fun? Try making dumplings at home, hang some red paper lanterns in your home, or head to a local dragon parade. If you are in Los Angeles, the Chinese Chamber of Commerce is hosting a parade in Chinatown. Say "Happy New Year!" in Mandarin -- "Xin Nian Kuai Le!" Or follow the tradition of giving your friends and family red envelopes (hong bao) stuffed with money for the new year -- they are sure to thank you!
How do you celebrate Chinese New Year?