Traditions

Give Red Envelopes

Give Red Envelopes

Money in a red envelope is given from elder to the children on the first day. Traditionally, red envelope are thought to bring good luck and keep evil spirits away.

Give Red Envelopes

Money in a red envelope is given from elder to the children on the first day. Traditionally, red envelope are thought to bring good luck and keep evil spirits away.

Cook a Festive Dinner

Cook a Festive Dinner

On the eve of Chinese New Year, generations get together for a feast of sumptuous food prepared days in advance.

Cook a Festive Dinner

On the eve of Chinese New Year, generations get together for a feast of sumptuous food prepared days in advance.

Decorate the House in Red

Decorate the House in Red

Red is considered an auspicious color in the Chinese culture. Houses and streets are decorated with red items during the holiday.

Decorate the House in Red

Red is considered an auspicious color in the Chinese culture. Houses and streets are decorated with red items during the holiday.

Learn All Night

Learn All Night

The origin of “all-nighters” come from a story about the morning the Israelites were to receive the Torah: they were so excited that they stayed up late the night before...

Learn All Night

The origin of “all-nighters” come from a story about the morning the Israelites were to receive the Torah: they were so excited that they stayed up late the night before...

Taste Milk and Honey

Taste Milk and Honey

Shavu'ot feasts involve honey and dairy treats, a reminder of the idea that the Promised Land would be overflowing with milk and honey.

Taste Milk and Honey

Shavu'ot feasts involve honey and dairy treats, a reminder of the idea that the Promised Land would be overflowing with milk and honey.

Decorate with New Fruits and Flowers

Decorate with New Fruits and Flowers

Many people decorate their homes with flowers, greenery, and harvest baskets. In Israel, kids wear floral head decorations.

Decorate with New Fruits and Flowers

Many people decorate their homes with flowers, greenery, and harvest baskets. In Israel, kids wear floral head decorations.