This past Saturday was New Year's Eve... Lunar New Year, that is. To celebrate, we took a trip down to Houston to visit the family and have a good old fashioned Tet party. Doesn't Mia look like a little china doll???
If you're unfamiliar with the way Tet works, you have to know that the Asian culture is big until "Luck", primarily good luck. When family and friends get together for new year's (Tet in Vietnamses), the young wish their elder a new year filled with happiness, good health, success, etc. The elders, in turn, wish the children happy new year and give them red envelops (red being the lucky color) filled with cash. The cash is meant to symbolize the wealth that they will have the rest of the year. The money is called Li Xi. Or as Mark calls it, Lychee