Saturday, February 9, 2013
What Chinese zodiac year are you born under?
A lot of people cringe at the thought of snakes, but if you're born in the Year of the Snake, as described by the Lunar New Year calendar, you are a quick learner, lead by wisdom and intuition. As Americans celebrate 2013, it can be interesting to take a look at what it means on the Chinese calendar. Followers of the Chinese zodiac believe each person has personality traits similar to the animal character for the year he or she was born. For 2013, the year of the snake, snakes are said to like the best things in life and are mysterious, quiet and deep thinkers. Famous people born in the year of the snake include Oprah Winfrey, Sara Jessica Parker, Picasso, Martha Stewart and Jackie Kennedy Onassis. Since the Chinese New Year begins …
Monday, January 23, 2012
Dance Bethesda rang in the Year of the Dragon in style.
Millions in Asia and across the globe are gathering this Jan. 23 to celebrate the Lunar New Year, the launch of the Year of the Dragon. The occasion is marked by feasting, fireworks, and reunions with family, according to the Huffington Post. "In ancient times the dragon was a symbol reserved for the Chinese emperor, and it is considered to be an extremely auspicious sign," the Huffington Post reports. Here in Montgomery County, Dance Bethesda celebrated this weekend with a Lunar New Year-themed dance. How are you celebrating the Lunar New Year? Tell us in the comments and upload your photos to this article.
Wednesday, January 18, 2012
Try these recipes for dumpling meat balls and two special glazes to ring in the Chinese New Year.
The Chinese New Year celebrations begin on Jan. 23, with millions of folks worldwide eating traditional Chinese New Year foods, such as dumplings. As wonderful as dumplings taste, they’re time-consuming to make and messy to cook. Start your own lunar new year tradition by making these meatballs instead. They have all of the flavor and fun of yummy dumplings without the fuss. Serve them with either of these two sauces as an appetizer, over rice, or over noodles—another traditional Chinese New Year food. Any way you choose, they are delicious. Dumpling Meatballs (makes about 45) 5 inches of fresh ginger root, divided 2 garlic cloves, peeled dash red pepper flakes 1 bunch of cilantro or Italian parsley 1 pound of ground turkey 1 pound of …