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Monday was the kick off for the 15 days of celebrating the Asian Lunar New Year! It’s the year of the Monkey! Once again we have teamed up with McDonald’s New York TriState to promote their 2016 Lunar New Year calendar.

IMG_4899The beautifully illustrated calendar’s theme of “Dreams Under the Moon” explores the Asian American identity through a lush history of myths and folklore. These stories and characters have been passed on for hundreds of generations and help connect modern Asian Americans to their Asian roots.


This calendar is always  a great addition to my home office and a reminder of my Asian roots. Having no living Asian relatives from my father it has been a struggle to keep the culture alive but I try so my son can experience what I grew up doing & what I love so much about being Chinese. I appreciate McDonald’s TriState in taking part of the Lunar New Year celebrations yearly. With a large Asian presence in New York City, it is great to see that a big brand is there supporting us.

McDonald’s New York Tri-State has participated as an official sponsor of four major Lunar New Year events in Manhattan, Queens and Brooklyn. These include:

  • Chinatown New Year’s Day Firecracker Ceremony (Feb 8)
  • Flushing Lunar New Year Parade (Feb 13)
  • Chinatown Lunar New Year Parade (Feb 14)
  • Brooklyn Lantern Festival (Feb 28)

Hopefully if you are within the New York City area you can partake in one of the above celebrations! To learn more about McDonald’s initiatives in the Asian community, visit


One lucky reader will win a 2016 Lunar New Year Calendar!

Disclosure: I received a 2016 McDNYTristate Lunar New Year calendar. All opinions expressed are 100% my own.

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<3 Denise


  1. Sarah L Sarah L

    No, I don’t celebrate it. Looks like a lovely calendar.
    Thanks for the contest.

  2. cyndi br cyndi br

    no we have not celebrated Chinese new year

  3. Laurie Emerson Laurie Emerson

    I celebrate Chinese New Year as I am a first grade teacher and I like it when all of my students learn about different cultures.

  4. jules m. jules m.

    not really but i find it interesting. this is a beautiful calendar!

  5. ron schnell ron schnell

    SO cool!

  6. susan smoaks susan smoaks

    no we do not celebrate. but we should start.

  7. Rae C. Rae C.

    Sometimes I celebrate by going to a Chinese restaurant special New Year’s dinner.

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