Getting ready for the Lunar New Year? Here’s everything you need to know!


According to the Chinese zodiac, the year of the Wood Dragon starts from Feb.10, 2024 to Jan.28, 2025.

 The Dragon occupies the fifth position in the Chinese zodiac, a 12-year cycle. Years associated with the Dragon are 1916, 1928, 1940, 1952, 1964, 1976, 1988, 2000, 2012, and 2024. Revered in Chinese culture, the Dragon symbolizes auspiciousness and imperial authority, holding a prominent place since ancient times.

Did you know that our CEO and Miss Pickles also celebrate the Lunar New Year and will be attending the Lunar New Year festival this weekend in Vancouver!
Fun Fact: San Francisco has the largest Chinatown outside Asia and has one of the biggest Lunar New Year celebrations! Lunar New year parades like this one in New York is a must-see
Other great places to celebrate the Lunar New Year are Hong Kong, Vietnam, China, South Korea, London, and Australia. 

According to Chinese culture, oranges and tangerines sound similar to the words for "luck" and "wealth" (depending on the dialect), and the fruits' golden color symbolizes wealth.
Mandarin Orange trees are often adorned with Hong Bao or Lai See packets - traditional red envelopes filled with money - that are hung randomly off the branches.