Today is the first day of the Lunar/Chinese New Year! Have some tea!
I was invited to the family I was staying with's celebrations at the family matriach's home. As part of the tradition, good wishes for the new year are given, in order of age, along with the exchange of "red packets", with some money inside the packets.
Then the food. Lots and lots of food.
And then mahjong. No idea how to play it...
A beautiful, warm day.
Chinese New Year is like Christmas and New Years all rolled into one. Family and friends come to pay respects and have tea and desserts, family dinners, games, and well wishes all around. It is a very joyous and wonderful time to be in Asia!
My haul of red packets - a surprise to be sure.