Kung Hei Fat Choi!! Or Happy New Year in Chinese!
Did you know it’s the year of the sheep this year?! Ya… me neither… Partially because it’s not!
Murphy’s Law, a Chinese colleague told me that it was year of the sheep this year and that I should make a Sheep lunch to celebrate! So instead of asking The Google to make sure, I blindly made a sheep bento and patted myself on the back at how cute it was.
Then, after Googling how to say Happy New Year in Chinese I discovered that it’s actually the year of the goat… Great. Ah well, I get points for trying right?
While we’re not Chinese, and don’t directly celebrate Chinese New Year, we do have a huge Chinese community around us so it’s difficult to not take part in one way or another. Plus, this is an event that is super fun, loud and colorful and I believe it’s tremendously important to introduce my kids to other cultures.
Today’s bento lunch consists of a small round sammie on a bed of brown rice, with cauliflower and olive accents and a candy eye. A side of carrots, a mini babybel, mandarin orange (with Happy Chinese New Year written on it), and chocolates are packed in our Easy Lunch Boxes.
Do you celebrate Chinese New Year?