Sunday, January 22, 2012

Grateful for traditions

January 22nd, it's close to Chinese New Year or Lunar New Year! Since we will be away from home during the actual new year celebrations, we're doing what we can today so yay for traditions!

It's not something I appreciated as a youngster. These sort of cultural traditions were obligatory and frustrating to have to give up free weekends to see those you had not seen in a while.

As you grow older, you begin to understand why you do what you do, why your family values performing the same traditions every year. It's a practice that you pass down from generations and holds weight to your culture. 

These are red envelopes that married couples pass down to the young and unmarried as a means to help support their future. It used to be exciting to get free money for your savings account...yes, we were boring like that! Other kids in school took that money and excitedly decided what fun things they wanted to purchase. 

Anyway, what used to be a chore is now an honor - I'm just proud to be a part of something special.

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