Chinese New Year decorations in Dublin, Ireland. Photo: William Murphy (Flickr/Creative Commons)
Happy 2013! I wish everyone a happy and healthy Gregorian calendar year. In just a few short weeks I’ll be wishing everyone a happy year of the snake, as lunar new year starts on February 10.
Anh Do writes in the Los Angeles Times about how the big holidays come one right after the other, especially for some East Asian communities:
One new year celebration may have ended — but for many Southern Californians the bustle of preparing for the Lunar New Year continues full force, with no time for holiday fatigue.
At crowded shopping plazas in Los Angeles’ Chinatown and Koreatown, the San Gabriel Valley and Orange County’s Little Saigon, seasonal foods line bakery shelves, holiday music plays on open-air speakers and Chinese, Korean and Vietnamese consumers are spending big — yet again — on their most important annual celebration.
Anyone out there experiencing holiday fatigue? I sure am!