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Resident Culture’s Lunar New Year celebration in Charlotte

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The Dumpling Lady will offer food for Resident Culture’s Lunar New Year celebration at both Charlotte locations.

Traditional Chinese performances, food, decor, giveaways — and beer, naturally — are all on the menu for Resident Culture Brewing Co.’s upcoming Lunar New Year celebration.

Mark your calendar for Feb. 5 and 6 for the festivities, which will span across both of the brewery’s Charlotte locations. “Growing up in a Chinese American home and the granddaughter of Chinese immigrants with a powerful story of their journey to the U.S., the love for my family and traditions runs deep,” Resident Culture

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Chinese New Year history, superstitions, horoscopes

This year, Chinese New Year falls on Feb. 1. Also known as Lunar New Year or the Spring Festival, it is an important holiday in China, as you might have guessed. Tied to the Chinese lunar calendar, the holiday is a time for celebrating and feasting, along with honoring household and heavenly deities and ancestors. Inscribed oracle bones with astronomical records indicate that the calendar existed as early as 14th century B.C. Because the Lunar New Year depends on the moon, the date of Chinese New Year changes each year, but it will always fall between Jan. 21 and Feb.

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Best dim sum restaurants in Rhode Island for the Chinese New Year

Chinese New Year is Feb. 1. It’s the Year of the Tiger.

How about six ways to celebrate?

Newport has two restaurants, Stoneacre Garden and Castle Hill Inn, offering special menus.

But for something more traditional, there’s dim sum. There are many, many Chinese restaurants in Rhode Island. But precious few offer a dim sum menu of traditional Chinese cuisine in which small plates of a variety of foods, including steamed dumplings, are served. 

But there are three contenders.

When I first met John Eng-Wong in 2008, he was researching the globalization of Chinese food as a visiting scholar at

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McDonald’s Prosperity Burger is back on the menu in time for the Lunar New Year

McDonald’s Singapore is bringing back the Prosperity Burger as the Chinese New Year is just around the corner. The fast-food chain is also offering the Twister Fries and it is back with the all-new strawberry pie.

As per SG’s Eat Book, the McDonald’s Prosperity menu has been launched once again and it will be in the stores’ menu list across Singapore starting Jan. 28. The burgers will be sold starting at 11 a.m. and customers can choose between the Prosperity Chicken Burger and Prosperity Beef Burger.

The festive sandwiches for the Chinese New Year cost $6.10 a la carte

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