Happy (Lunar) New Year!
This year ushers in the year of the horse, and out goes the year of the snake.
Giving children a 'red envelope' with money (within) on New Year's Day is the tradition.
Gift-giving is not tradition. Just the giving children red envelopes.
However, time spent together and eating also play large roles in celebrating the New Year, much like celebrating Thanksgiving and Christmas.
We rang in the New Year with snow that started falling last night, without stop until sometime this morning. Then the snow resumed late this afternoon and continues to fall.