Also called Spring Festival, Lunar New Year is celebrated in China and many other Asian countries that kick off their new year with the first new moon of the lunar calendar. (By contrast, most Western countries use the Gregorian or Christian calendar.) The lunar calendar is, as you’d suspect, based on the moon's cycles, which means the date for New Year’s changes from year to year. In 2022, it falls on Tuesday, February 1st.
Traditionally, New Year's Eve and New Year’s Day are reserved for family celebrations, including religious ceremonies honouring ancestors. There's dancing, an exchange of money in red envelopes and colourful decorations. Also? Feasting.
If you're not keen to cook, book in a reunion dinner (or lunch) at one of our delicious restaurants. We can't think of a better way to kick off the celebrations with your loved ones. You might even discover 5 lucky, healthy and mouth-watering recipes for Lunar New Year, you can read about those here.
Calling all noodle lovers! Longevity Noodles are a dish that's traditionally eaten during Lunar New Year. After rolling out the dough, chefs leave them long – it's considered bad luck to cut them. Thus, they're much longer than regular noodles and are meant to symbolise the longevity of the diner's life. PapaRich will satisfy your cravings with their range of noodle-y goodness, all bathed in steaming hot broths and sauces.
The Merchant Pub Co.
From Seared Salmon to Bok Choy + Mushroom Dumplings, Whether you're basking in the sun for lunch or rounding off an evening with drinks, you will be hard pressed to find a better spot for family and friends who appreciate a good worldly vibe this Lunar New Year.
All Day Trader
Fish is a common staple at the Lunar New Year table as it is said to promise prosperity for the entire year. You won't want to miss out on the battered snapper from All Day Trader.
New year, new traditions? Discover new Mexican cuisines, combined with a love for drinks + good music at an unforgettable venue that will make for fantastic memories this Lunar New Year.
Looking for a meal that will please the whole crew? You can't go past dumplings. With a mouth-watering variety of moreish parcels, Master Bao's menu has something the whole family can tuck into. From pan fried bao's to dumplings, these delectable mouthfuls are also perfect for takeaway if you prefer to celebrate at home.
Buns and Rolls deliver authentic fresh Asian fusion dishes at your fingertips. With a mixture of different bursts of flavours treat your pallet to something exciting while celebrating.
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