Happy Chinese New Year, Mint Fanatics! This year’s Chinese New Year is happening on February 5. Asian Mint is celebrating this momentous event from February 4 to 6. If you come and dine with us on those dates, you may just get a traditional lucky red envelope from us.
Chinese New Year 2019 is the Year of the Pig
According to the Chinese zodiac, Chinese New Year 2019 is the Year of the Pig. Though the pig is the last of the 12 Chinese zodiac animals, it’s widely considered in Chinese culture as a symbol of wealth and prosperity.
People born in the Year of the Pig – 1935, 1947, 1959, 1971, 1983, 1995, 2007 – are believed to be blessed with good fortune in life. They tend to be energetic and action-oriented, and they often show enthusiasm for almost everything they do. They work hard, but they don’t hesitate to party even harder. Additionally, they naturally gravitate to positions of high status and power.
Famous people born in the Year of the Pig include: Arnold Schwarzenegger, Stephen King, Elton John, Snoop Dogg, Michael Jackson, Julie Andrews, Jada Pinkett-Smith, and Hillary Clinton.
How to get your lucky Chinese New Year red envelopes at Asian Mint
Giving away red envelopes or hong bao is one of the many customs Asians typically observe on Chinese New Year. These envelopes traditionally contain money and are meant to pass on luck and blessings for the new year. Parents and grandparents give them to young children, while adults give them to both their children and elderly parents. Married couples also sometimes give red envelopes to their unmarried friends as a way of wishing them luck in love.
At Asian Mint, we’ve established a tradition of giving away red envelopes to our guests as a way of expressing our gratitude and blessing them for the new year. How do you get yours? Simply dine with us from February 4 to February 6. Once you’ve finished your meal and asked for your check, we’ll give you a red envelope.
What will you find in your red envelope? That’s for you to find out!
Happy Chinese New Year and hope to see you at Asian Mint soon.