It seems like I blinked and November snuck in! I still have to put up my Halloween decorations, this year sure has flown by. Florida is still holding on to warmer weather, but the Holiday season is upon us. Thanksgiving and Christmas are fast approaching with the New Year close behind. Best Buy strives to support their customers, employees, and communities by being a part of special events and important Holidays.
The Lunar New Year is a major Holiday celebrated by Asians worldwide, including Asian Americans. It not only celebrates the beginning of the new year, but signifies the end of winter and the anticipated arrival of Spring. When Winters have been especially hard or long, the arrival of Spring is surely something to celebrate. The Lunar New Year is based upon the phases of the moon and is on February 19, 2015 of our Gregorian calendar.
Lunar New Year fun facts:
- The celebration lasts 15 days with each day playing a specific role.
- It’s common for people to leave their doors and windows open at the stroke of midnight of the New Year to let the old year out.
- Large silk, paper, or bamboo dragons are made as part of the festivities accompanied by loud drumming and cymbals to ward off evil.
- Red envelopes with money are given to children for good luck.
- Fireworks and paper lanterns are set off to mark the end of the Lunar New Year celebration.
In the spirit of diversity, Best Buy has created an Asian inspired gift card and e-gift card available for purchase until February 22, 2015. To ship the gift cards to your address, visit Best Buy. Alternatively, you can opt for the Lunar New Year e-gift card, make sure to scroll to the right of the “occasions” tab. The Lunar New Year card is bright red – as that is considered lucky – featuring golden Koi fish.
How do you celebrate the New Year?
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