Gung Hay Fat Choy!
18 1月 2023

Happy Chinese New Year!  

The Vanguard Team would like to toast you and to the Year of the Rabbit! Gung Hay Fat Choy!  

Chinese New Year 2023 will fall on  Sunday, January 22, 2023, starting a year of the Rabbit and celebrations culminate with the  Lantern Festival on February 5, 2023. 

In Chinese culture, rabbits represent the moon. Some say it is because the shadows of the moon resemble a rabbit. Others say it is because of the rabbit’s pure characteristics. 

To outsiders, the Rabbit’s kindness may make them seem soft and weak. In truth, the Rabbit’s quiet personality hides their confidence and strength. They are steadily moving towards their goal, no matter what negativity the others give them.  With their good reasoning skills and attention to detail, they make great scholars. They are socializers with an attractive aura.  

New Year’s Eve dinner (年夜 / Nián yèfàn) or Reunion dinner ( / tuán niánfàn) is extremely important to the Chinese. If a family member cannot be present for the meal, the rest of the family will leave their spot empty and place a spare set of utensils for them. 

Exact dishes can vary from region to region and even household to household, but there are some common dishes seen on nearly every table. These include:  

  • Spring Rolls 
  • Dumplings 
  • Noodles 
  • Steamed Fish and Chicken 
  • Nian Goa (New Year Cake)  
  • Hot Pot 

One thing that is universally the same, you can expect a FULL and diverse feast of delicious food, beautiful red decorations, and red pockets filled with lucky money all as part of the festival’s celebrations.  

For more information on the year of the Rabbit visit Chinese New Year 

We welcome the Year of the Rabbit with celebratory arms.  

Gung Hay Fat Choy!