February 18, 2015

Wising you a Happy Chinese New Year!

Out with the year of the horse, in with the sheep, goat or ram! 

 Thursday marks Chinese New Year, the longest and most important holiday in the Chinese calendar. 2015 is the year of the goat, but you may see it referred to as the “Year of the Sheep or Year of the Ram” too. 
I did a little research and the confusion stems from the Chinese character “yang”, which can translate in Chinese as either sheep or goat or ram.  
Regardless of the animal, Josie is looking forward to sharing her special holiday with her classmates next Monday.  I'm sure I can get creative and capture a few pictures of her party.
Wishing you a happy and prosperous New Year!
   

23 comments:

Pam~ Virginia Retro said...

So great that you celebrate each year. Love to see Josie and her winning grin. Yes, take those pics at her school!

Gina @ VictorianWannaBe said...

Oh that is so sweet that you celebrate your daughter's heritage. She is so lucky to have such a wonderful mother as yourself!
Have a great rest of your week,
Gina

La Vie Quotidienne said...

Josie must be so excited! This holiday really gives her a time to shine and she certainly is a star.

laurie -magpie ethel said...

Love this tradition that you do with Josie each year. One lucky little girl.

Patti said...

Adorable little toys, but even more adorable little Josie! You are the sweetest mommy!

Lynn said...

Happy Chinese New Year-have fun:@)

vivian said...

Youre the best mom Kim. Could Josie be anymore blessed? I bet the kids in her class love when you come in to celebrate her special day.
Have fun!!
xoxo

Jboo said...

Happy New Year!! So sweet -- Josie looks so pretty in those colors!

Margaret said...

Happy New Year! What a great celebration!

Pam Kessler said...

Happy New Year! Looks like you are all set for the festivities. I was just watching The Today Show and couldn't figure out the sheep/goat/ram thing. Now I know!

Teresa Schubert said...

Kim,
Here's wishing Josie and indeed all of you, a fantastic, happy, Chinese New Year!! Looking forward to pics!
Teresa
sugar, spice and whatever's nice

vintage grey said...

Happy New Year! So wonderful that you celebrate this with her every year! She's blessed to have you all! Happy weekend! xo Heather

Nellie said...

I heard that it depends on what part of the country one is from whether it is the Year of the Goat or the Year of the Sheep. Regardless, it is definitely time to send wishes for a Happy New Year! xo Nellie

~Damita's Pretty Wrap~ said...

Happy New Year!! Love all your cute decorations for the holiday, and so nice you celebrate every year! Josie is just adorable, I'm sure she loves making these memories with you guys!! :) xo Holly

NanaDiana said...

Happy Chinese New Year to your sweet little Josie. I love that you celebrate it and that she shares it in school, too. What a precious thing! xo Diana

Jodee said...

Happy Chinese New Year to you and your sweet family! I love how you celebrate every year! Hope you have a great weekend too!

Corey Moortgat said...

Happy New Year! We were just at Panda Express last night (I know- the travesty, while you're talking about traditional China!) and I was telling the kids about how each year was symbolized with an animal. They were asking what this year is- now I can tell them an answer!

Donna said...

Happy Chinese New Year, Kim! Josie looks so cute:)

KJ@letsgoflyakite said...

I love your family's CNY celebrations and posts! Happy New Year I am certain you will make lots of memories !

Tammy's in Love said...

Happy New Year Musing Mama! I had one little vignette of CNY this year, all the Asians in the family are in their own homes now...Might need to take a trip to the local Korean restaurant though to celebrate someone else's authentic cooking! Aren't we blessed to have these children who we learn from!?

Holly- Cutie Pie Cottage said...

Loving your rag garland! ♥

LBP said...

Happy New Year! I love all your Chinese decorations! Josie is just a doll!

Blessings

Linda

Lutka And Co. said...

Happy Chinese New Year! Josie looks so festive in her pretty jacket! :)