I was feeling a twinge of guilt because we weren’t hosting a big, authentic feast to ring in Chinese New Year this evening… but then I realized that this year’s celebration has actually been more traditional: We’ve stretched the holiday into several small gatherings and good ol’ quality time with friends. In China, New Years fun lasts for fifteen days!
We enjoyed a lovely dinner with friends who also have a son from China…
… and another Chinese meal during the Superbowl with friends who are currently “in process” of adopting their daughter from China.
The pressure off, we simply lit off some sparklers with neighbors on New Year’s Eve.
See a compilation of our Chinese New Year festivities (with recipes) from years past here.