Tag Archives: Chinese New Year

Happy Year of the Ram, Sheep or Goat From AntiquityNOW!

Hanging scroll from the Qing Dynasty (1644-1911/1912)

Hanging scroll from the Qing Dynasty (1644-1911/1912)

We hope you enjoy a festive New Year filled with tradition, feasting, family and friends! Check out our previous posts on Chinese New Year to find fascinating history and some delicious recipes for the holiday:

Bon Appetit Wednesday! Tray of Togetherness for Chinese New Year

LNY2015-Forever-single-BGv1Chinese New Year is a fun and meaningful time filled with family, feasting and important traditions with deep, ancient roots. In the past we’ve brought you recipes for pork dumplings, Nian Gao (sticky cake), egg custard tarts and sweet cream cheese fried wontons. This year we’re featuring another essential part of Chinese New Year, the Tray of Togetherness or Chuen Hop. In fact, this piece of the celebration is so important that it is featured on the 2015 U.S. Postal Service Year of the Ram stamp. Continue reading

Happy Year of the Horse!

year of the horseToday is the first day of the Year of the Horse (in China’s time zone) and the students at the Chinese American International School in San Francisco are celebrating by using their talents to create beautiful depictions of horses.  Scroll down to view a slideshow of the artwork that leapt out of their imaginations and trotted into the New Year. Continue reading

Students Celebrate Chinese New Year with Dragons and Dance

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Chinese New Year is an exciting time of celebration, honoring the past and looking forward to the future.  One school in San Francisco is celebrating this year—the Year of the Horse—with art and song and dance.  AntiquityNOW invited the Chinese American International School (CAIS) to share the festivities with us and let us showcase the remarkable student artists in their midst.  One project involved having the students from different grades work together to create their own dragon mural in honor of the New Year.  The scales on this elaborate creature were made by the kindergarten and first grade classes and the head was painted by the second grade gold class.  As you can see, their dragon is colorful, imaginative and full of historical symbolism—a splendidly sinuous being that reminds everyone of the ancient heritage that still resonates today. Continue reading

Bon Appetit Wednesday! Pork Dumplings for the Year of the Horse


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Chinese New Year is right around the corner and we thought we’d serve up a dish full of ancient symbolism. This recipe for pork dumplings is a perfect way to start the New Year with a savory fare that’s been enjoyed for thousands of years. Continue reading

Celebrating Chinese New Year: The Dragon Re-Interpreted

003 The dragon has a long and esteemed history in Chinese lore.  In honor of Chinese New Year, AntiquityNOW’s Artist-in-Residence Dan Fenelon has recast this legendary figure into phantasmagorical creations that fuse the ancient and the modern with a whimsical turn—a Fenelon trademark. Continue reading

Celebrating Chinese New Year: Explore China’s Past, Present and Future With Videos From The Archaeology Channel

Chinese New Year is next Friday, January 31 and this is a perfect time to learn more about the nation’s fascinating culture and history.  An excellent way to do this is to enjoy videos from our partner, The Archaeology Channel.  In order to expedite your search, we’ve put together a list of videos that feature China, its history and contemporary issues.  Click on any title or image below to visit a page where you can view the video. Continue reading

Coming January 31: Chinese New Year and the Year of the Wooden Horse

Sculpture from the Han Dynasty. Image courtesy of Robert Harding Picture Library.

Sculpture from the Han Dynasty. Image courtesy of Robert Harding Picture Library.

January 31, 2014 is the first day of the New Year in the Chinese calendar. It is designated as the Year of the Wooden Horse and officially ends on February 18, 2015.  The horse symbolizes adventure and romance, as well as the opportunity to seek out better fortune, especially for those who hadn’t been particularly lucky in 2013.  We’ll be posting a series of blogs during January and February to commemorate this ancient holiday.  We also will have a special section on our website showcasing various activities and festivities: Continue reading