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.
The 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 www.myinspirasian.com
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.