Happy Lunar New Year!/10 Reasons Black People Love Chinese Food

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Happy Chinese/Lunar New Year!

So even though Chinese New Year/Lunar New Year was yesterday, it appears I am not a day late and a dollar short….Lunar New Year celebrations like any transitional celebration spans a number of days–apparently by the 8th day you have to go back to work–kinda like Passover and Sukkot (lol).  Chinese New Year goes on for some 15 days as ancestors, traditional Chinese deities, feasts, family dinners and celebrations and rituals mark the transition into a New Year.  I kind of like the idea that the New Year isn’t just a 60 second “thing,” then again Jewish New Year technically goes from Rosh Hoshanah to the end of Sukkot–that’s about 15 days into Tishrei–the seventh month (but first month of the year’s cycle).  It seems the more ancient the culture the more alike the basics seem to be.  It just seems nice that you “work” on covering…

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