Today marks the first day of the Chinese New Year.
It is the year of the Ox.
Every year, my family makes the trek into Philadelphia's China Town for Dim Sum. Afterwards, we huddle together outside in the cold to watch the dragon parade by. For us, it's a wonderful excuse to bring the family and close friends together again and visit with the people you missed seeing over the holidays.
(Apologies, but this was the best picture I could come up with. All my Chinese New Year pictures were taken before I received my new digital camera this year).
And because it would be unseemly to not present you with a gift on such a festive day, I present you with a free dishcloth knitting pattern. Enjoy!
The pattern may be downloaded from my website.
Gung Hay Fat Choy (Happy New Year!)