In 2021, Lunar New Year falls on Friday, February 12th, and begins the Year of the Ox. This year, we might not be able to celebrate in large festive crowds like we normally would. Instead, here are a few ways to bring the spirit of this holiday into your home.
Catch Up with Loved Ones
Typically, this is a time to gather with friends and family and spend quality time together sharing stories, cooking meals, and making memories. If you’re trying to avoid close contact with others, considering hosting a video call where everyone cooks the same dish or eats dinner together, virtually.
Decorate with Red and Gold
Red paper lanterns are a common decoration for Lunar New Year because the color is a symbol of success and happiness, and who doesn’t want more of that? Gold symbolizes prosperity and richness. Hang your own paper lanterns or decorate with crepe paper streamers and posters.
Mail Red Envelopes
Red envelopes are traditionally given from the elder family members to the children and unmarried adults and contain various amounts of cash that are relative to the closeness of the relationship. Pick up some red envelopes and mail them to your family and friends. You can include cash, if you want, or some kind words of encouragement and hope for the year ahead.
Prepare Your Home for Good Fortune
Decluttering is part of the Lunar New Year’s traditions as well. Refresh your living room or host a small feast in the dining room with some new selections from Regency Furniture. We have several locations throughout Virginia, Maryland, and Pennsylvania so you can shop in-store or online. Don’t hesitate to call your nearest location or send us a message if you have any questions!