Tag Archives: Chinese New Year

Yu’s New Beijing Chinese Restaurant Wishes You a Happy New Year: The Year of the Monkey!

On February 8, 2016, a new year in the Chinese zodiac calendar will begin: The Year of the Monkey (猴) . All of us at Yu’s New Beijing Chinese Restaurant in Glen Ellyn, Illinois, want to wish you a Happy … Continue reading

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Yu’s New Beijing in Glen Ellyn, IL is Serving a Special Chinese New Year Dish on January 31, and February 1 and 2, 2014!

Food in China carries much symbolism.  Especially for the New Year, certain dishes are served for specific purposes.  Chicken, for example, represents families coming together. During Chinese New Year, families travel for the sole purpose of spending time together and … Continue reading

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Happy Chinese New Year! So You Were Born During The Year of The Horse. What does that mean?

This year, Yu’s New Beijing along with millions of people in China and other Asian countries, will celebrate The Year of the Horse, beginning on January 31, 2014. The date of Chinese New Year changes each year as it is … Continue reading

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Fun Facts About Chinese New Year, Courtesy of Yu’s Garden Restaurant in Glen Ellyn, IL

Dating back to 2600BC, the Chinese lunar calendar is the longest chronological record in history, running 4,600 years strong. The first day of the Chinese lunar year changes every year and it is strictly based on the cycles of the … Continue reading

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Chinese American Celebrate Chinese New Year! Yu’s Garden in Glen Ellyn is Proud to Be a Part of It!

萬事如意 May all your wishes be fulfilled in the Year of the Serpent! Since the beginning of Chinese immigration to America in the 1800s, Chinese Americans have been seeking ways to combine their two cultures.  This is most evident during … Continue reading

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College of DuPage Students Celebrate Chinese New Year

This year, the Year of the Dragon, brings with it good luck.  We were lucky to have been asked to make 100 mystery boxes for a group of College of DuPage students who are learning about Chinese culture. Each box … Continue reading

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Celebrating Chinese New Year at Sunrise Senior Living Community in Glen Ellyn

It was such a pleasure for Yu’s Garden Chinese Restaurant to be able to share a bit of Chinese culture, customs, traditions and sweets with the amazing residents of the Sunrise Senior Living Community in Glen Ellyn. We discussed the … Continue reading

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Family Celebrations During Chinese New Year – 龔喜發蔡 – Kung Hei Fat Choy!

The Chinese and other Asian cultures celebrate New Year by gathering with their families much like Americans and other western cultures do at Thanksgiving and Christmas. The Chinese New Year falls on a different day each year.  It’s a long … Continue reading

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Zodiac Signs of the Chinese Lunar Calendar

Chinese Calendar The Chinese calendar has a sixty year cycle originating back to 2637 BC when we see the first record of the Calendar in Oracle Bones. The calendar is made up of two parts; the first being the heavenly … Continue reading

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新年快樂 Welcome to the Year of the Dragon 龍年

January 23, 2012 marks the beginning of the Chinese New Year–the Lunar New Year celebrated in China and countries that are closely associated with it.  It is also known as the Spring Festival as it marks the beginning of spring.  … Continue reading

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