Gong Xi Fa Cai. Kung Hei Fat Choi. May Prosperity be with you.
However way we choose to greet our Chinese friends, we all mean to celebrate with them the Spring Festival or the Chinese New Year. Today, there is a lunar new year parade in Flushing (our home) that kicked off at 11am and will last until 1pm. I wanted Butchukoy to see the floats and the dragon dancers and steel drummers with colorful costumes, but the weather is drab and it may rain so we stayed home. Albert left early for an 11am-1pm cooking class at Cafe Centro (my early Valentine's gift). B and I hung out with the Lolo and the Lola.
Note: The picture is the Year of the Rat stamp that kicks off the USPS Celebrating Lunar New Year stamp series for the 12 different animals in the Chinese Calendar.