On February 19, 2015, Chinese people around the world will welcome the “Year of the Goat!” New Year is a tradition that brings family and friends together. Yu’s New Beijing Chinese Restaurant in Glen Ellyn, Illinois invites you to celebrate the new year with us.
Throughout China, family members come together–often traveling back to their home towns–to partake in the celebrations, which typically last 15 days. There are parades and festivities and plenty of delicious food.
As part of the celebration, children anxiously wait for the moment when they can wish the adults “Gōng xǐ fā cái, hóng bāo ná lái,” which means “Congratulations and be prosperous! Can I have a red envelope?” The adults comply and give children traditional New Year red envelopes filled with coins or other surprises.
Each year, according to Chinese tradition, the year belongs to one of the twelve animals represented in the Chinese Zodiac. Each animal, with distinct traits and characteristics, reigns for the entire year, returning every twelve. It is said that often people take on the characteristics of the zodiac animal that ruled during the year when they were born. 2015 launches “The Year of the Goat.”
Previous Years of the Goat were 1907, 1919, 1931, 1943, 1955, 1967, 1979, 1991 and 2003. If you were born during any of those years, do the following characteristics describe you?
Come and celebrate Chinese New Year and the Year of the Goat at Yu’s New Beijing Chinese Restaurant in Glen Ellyn, Illinois from Thursday, February 19th through Sunday, February 22, 2015. Kids under 12: Don’t forget to ask for your red envelope!
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