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5 Chinese New Year Traditions To Start This Year

This post was sponsored by Ling Ling, all opinions expressed in my post are my own.

As the kids get older I love starting new traditions that we can have fun with and learn about new cultures.  So, imagine my delight when I found out that Friday, February 16th is the beginning of the Chinese New Year.  I decided to put together some fun Asian dishes from Ling Ling.   We started with the Chicken and Vegetable Potstickers which were delicious and the perfect start to our Asian inspired meal.  We then moved on to the Yakiniku Beef Fried Rice that is full of rice, garlic-ginger sauce, beef, green beans, yellow carrots, red bell peppers and green onions.

My kids thought it was delicious and very filling.  Each box of fried rice comes with two packets that serve 2 people, so we made both packages and had plenty left over for lunch tomorrow.  My son especially loved the potstickers and dipping sauce.

All of our items were found at our neighborhood grocery store.   Click here for a store locator to find out where you can purchase Ling Ling products.

5 Chinese New Year Traditions To Start This Year

1.  Greeting friends with oranges or tangerines during the New Year will
ensure that your friendships remain intact.  We live in Florida where oranges and tangerines are plentiful, so I thought this would be a fun one to start.
2.  No sweeping on New Year’s Day as you’ll sweep all your good luck
out the door.  Obviously the idea of an excuse to not sweet sounds awesome to this mommy.
3.  Distribution of Red Envelopes (signifying Joy and Luck) filled with
a small amount money to start the year with prosperity. For younger children, the amount should be $5-$7 while more money is given to older children and teenagers. The amount is usually enough for the child to buy a gift like a T-shirt or DVD.
4.  Auspicious words or pictures are cut on red paper and pasted on windows to express good wishes for the future during the happy event.
5.  Eat as many Asian inspired dishes as possible.  This is where Ling Ling comes in.  They make it easy for you to find simple and affordable dishes that you will love.
Offering Authentic Asian style noodles infused with delicious sauces, succulent proteins, and vegetables. Two traditional Asian varieties to choose from – Drunken Noodles and Yakisoba Noodles  They also offer a fried rice with five unique dishes based on pure and authentic Asian inspired recipes from Japan, China, Korea and Thailand.
      • Yakitori Chicken
      • Yakiniku Beef
      • Thai-Style Chicken
      • Chinese-Style Vegetable
      • Bibimbap Beef

Lastly, they offer potstickers that are made with chicken or pork, and tender vegetables expertly combined in a mouthwatering dumpling wrapper. Each comes with Ling Ling signature dipping sauce.

So, savor the flavors of Asia with every bite and let Ling Ling transport your taste buds to Asia for the best flavors of each region.  Be sure to visit their website and click on coupons to see if they have coupons available from time to time.

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  1. Louise says:

    These look very yummy!! Xx

  2. I’m making some kimchi this week! Like, literally making it from scratch!
    Also, I heard about no sweeping before but no idea about greeting your friends with tangerines, that’s such an interesting tradition!

  3. I love learning about such traditions!

  4. OMG I just want to give all my friends Oranges when I see them next! HAHA! That would be actually really cute 😉

  5. Yum, we love Ling Ling and make it often for dinner! It’s so easy, even my teenager can make it.

    These are some fun traditions!

  6. Joanna says:

    It’s very interesting to learn about New Year’s Chinese traditions. Greeting friends with oranges sounds so nice (and healthy) and I bet all the children are excited about the red envelopes.

  7. I love learning about different traditions and these sound love some lovely ways to both see in the new year and bring into your own plans throughout the year.

  8. I can’t believe that it is nearly Chinese New Year already, how quickly does time go by? Ling Ling looks great, do you know if they have any vegetarian Chinese options by any chance?

  9. We don’t usually celebrate Chinese New Year so it’s fun to learn about the traditions that they have for this holiday. I think the fried rice is a must try!

  10. We love Chinese food! We’ve never celebrated this holiday before, but we homeschool, so learning about new traditions is always fun!

  11. LING LINGS are AWESOME! They sell them in costco and we always love it! great appetizer and a great snack for the whole family!

  12. Dana Gutkowski says:

    I didn’t know about these traditions. Seems to be a coincidence, but I’ve been eating a lot of oranges lately! Yesssss!

  13. I’d never heard of these traditions before so it was really interesting to read and find out about them! Your photos are making my mouth water too….

  14. Jay Colby says:

    I always like to learn about different traditions for diverse cultures. These are very interesting traditions to follow in 2018.

  15. I really enjoyed learning about these Chinese New Year traditions! I never heard about the sweeping superstition – very interesting!

  16. I love these Chinese traditions. I spent New Years in Taiwan and saw a bunch of these.

  17. I will have to remember to bring out my oranges tomorrow. I do think these are cool Chinese traditions. And who doesn’t love some amazing Chinese food to go with it?

  18. The Chinese have a lot of traditions that you can incorporate with your own family and I think these are awesome suggestions. They have a wonderful culture!

  19. Jessica T says:

    The Chinese have several traditions that are a part of their culture that are unique and wonderful. I also love Chinese food and would love to make it at home.

  20. I like the traditions! My favorite is number two, I’m sure my kids would like number three. Thanks for sharing!

  21. Seriously, I have to try this brand. I love love love Chinese food. Being about to prepare it at home would be a dream.

  22. This looks really good. Great article!

  23. I enjoyed reading this. I was out late last night celebrating CNY in the city with fireworks and all… Loved it!

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  25. Deborah W. says:

    LingLing Asian food sound like they are really good. We love Chinese food and this would be worth a try.

  26. ANN*H says:

    Thanks for all the traditions. I have a Chinese sister in law. They live in CA so we don’t see to much of them as they get older. But when they do come she always teaches me something about their cooking . We love Chinese food a lot.

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