The actual day of Chinese New Year was January 26, but continues off and on for a few weeks. We were FINALLY able to visit the Classical Chinese Garden on Sunday, February 8 - on their final day of the celebration. We weren't quite prepared for how cold it would be, so it was a short visit, but we had a GREAT time!
MissE and IBoy are holding their "red envelopes" - the Garden greeter handed them to everyone as they entered. It is a tradition that these envelopes are handed out to friends and relatives and contain money. Each of ours had two pennies in them! Cute!
We popped into the tea house to get warm and have some tea - IBoy chose ginger peach - it was delicious! We also had to sample some traditional New Year treats while we were there.
The highlight of the trip had to be the lion dance. Chicka enjoyed it so much that we had to buy one for her to take home!