Gung Hei Fat Choi!

Gung hei fat choi!

The Chinese New Year is one of the most important holidays for the Chinese culture, full of celebrations and festive events, including visits to relatives and friends, parades, and fireworks. New clothes are usually worn to signify a new year. The color red (red symbolizes good luck!) is liberally used in all decorations. Red packets containing money are given to children and young people by the married and elders.  It’s a beautiful celebration of reflecting over the year that’s passed while looking forward to fresh hope and starting anew.

You, too, can celebrate Chinese New Year in your favorite SOE game.  Make your own good luck by wearing a red robe, dress, or armor.  Pass out delectable foods and sweet treats.  Decorate your home with red items.  Start a parade with fellow players.  Shoot fireworks high into the sky.  And be sure to spend time with your in-game family and friends.

This is the Year of the Ox. What’s your Chinese Zodiac sign?  What does it say about you?  You can find out by putting your birthday into the calendar here. Then stop by our forums to chat with fellow players and discuss whether or not you’re true to your sign, or let us know how you’re celebrating this new year.