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Celebrate The Lunar New Year

Also known as the Spring Festival in China, this age-old celebration marks the beginning of the New Year on the lunar calendar. Traditions around the world include spectacular fireworks displays, painting doorways red and sweeping the house to make way for good fortune in the coming year. Get ready for the Year of the Horse at your own home with these fun and easy tips:

1. Enjoy a Far East Feast

Go global with specialty tools for the kitchen and watch your culinary prowess soar. We've traveled around the world and brought back our favorites, from bamboo steamers to professional-grade woks. Get ready to impress friends and family!

Complete the presentation with Asian-style serveware and dining essentials like cast iron tea sets, chopsticks, soup bowls and beautiful wax resist dishes. Our affordable selection makes every meal an elegant occasion.

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2. Festive Red Envelopes

Meant to bring good luck and ward off evil spirits, red envelopes filled with money are traditionally presented as gifts at weddings, family gatherings and special holidays.

Continue this lucky custom with gifts or treats hidden inside your own red envelopes, scattered around the holiday table or presented to guests at the night's end. It's the perfect way to spread prosperity and fortune to your nearest and dearest as the Year of the Horse begins.

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3. Delicious Traditions

Kick off the new year with sweet treats, savory meals and mouthwatering regional dishes. Traditional fare ranges from fish dinners to savory dumplings to sweet, glutinous cake. Hearty, family-style meals and exotic treats are a wonderful way to celebrate this season, and we've got all the tasty must-haves to get you started. Explore our mouthwatering array of unique snacks, yummy noodles and Lee Kum Kee sauces; you're sure to discover a new favorite! Get started with this simply sensational Hoisin Beer Boneless Short Ribs Recipe:

2 lbs. beef short ribs, boneless, cut into large chunks
2 Tbsp. cooking oil
1 Tbsp. minced ginger
1 Tbsp. minced garlic
12 oz. beer
4 oz. Lee Kum Kee Hoisin Sauce
1 cup water

Add oil to a heated medium sauce pan, brown beef in batches. In the same pan, add garlic and ginger. Cook for two minutes. Add Lee Kum Kee Hoisin Sauce, beer and 1 cup of water. Mix well. Bring mixture to a boil, Simmer for two hours or until meat is tender. Keep warm and enjoy!

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4. Adorn Your Home

Give your space a stunning look to usher in the new year - it's all about out with the old, in with the new! While some give their homes, doors and window-frames a new coat of red paint for the holiday, any new home decor or lighting will give a fresh style perspective as the season approaches.

Decorate with shimmering hues, layering texture and vibrant color. Pick pillows, curtains, lanterns and string lights that lift your spirits. Discover our amazing selection of home decor and lighting to brighten your abode and welcome good luck inside.

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5. Laughing Lucky Cat

Their adorable faces and waving paws mean more than meets the eye. These cute kitties are beckoning to welcome wealth and good fortune into the home with a raised (and sometimes moving) paw. Business owners often place these figurines in the window to greet customers and encourage success.

What began as a traditional Japanese talisman is now a well-loved symbol all around the world and a Lunar New Year favorite. Place one of these fortunate felines on your windowsill or on the dining room table to welcome the Year of the Horse and all good fortune that comes along with it!

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6. Trendy Take-Out Boxes

Perfect to fill with tiny takeaways, our whimsical Take-Out Boxes make all your Lunar New Year festivities more fun. With pretty patterns and unique designs, these iconic boxes make giftwrapping easier than ever.

Load these cute containers with small toys or wrapped, homemade treats and give one to each guest at the end of your fabulous fete.

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