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The reviewer has been compensated in the form of a Best Buy Gift Card and/or received the product/service at a reduced price or for free. The Lunar New Year is commemorated by the Spring Festival or “Guo Nian” which translates to ” passing a year”. It is the largest and longest public holiday in the world. No matter where you live there is sure to be someone not far from you who observes this holiday. As over 60% of the world’s population can’t be wrong about how to celebrate the coming of  new year with a focus on family and an “out with the old and in with the new” philosophy. Although the details of the celebration differ in area to area, these are but a few of the significant aspects in celebrating the Lunar New Year.

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Significance Of The Lunar New Year

  • Celebration Of The Beginning of Spring: The Lunar New Year is a celebration of the anticipated arrival of spring. Although the dates vary each year and normally fall sometime in January or February it is also known as the Spring Festival and is the beginning of a new Zodiac year.
  •  Family Reunions: An important tradition of the Lunar New Year is the family reunion dinner. With a strong significance on the bonds of family the reunion dinner is a time for families to celebrate the passing of another year the blessings that came with it.
  • Annual Cleansing: On the 24th day of the last lunar month the year end home cleansing takes place. This a yearly ritual meant to remove all illness, poverty and misfortune from the home and welcome in the good luck and blessing of the new year.
  • Red Gifts: To Asian cultures the color red is a token of good fortune, wealth and prosperity as well as fending off evil spirits and appealing to good luck. As a result  monetary gifts are often given in red envelopes to family members. Being the longest and largest holiday celebrated worldwide there is great cultural significance on the Lunar New Year. Being a Worldwide company, Best Buy believes in supporting the cultural rituals and celebrations that are important to their employees, customers and communities. The lunar new year is one of those important celebrations.

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In honor of the upcoming Lunar New Year on February 8th and those who celebrate it  all around the world Best Buy is offering an Asian Inspired gift cards and e-gift cards. They feature a beautiful Koi fish on an elegant red background. You can purchase them at Guest Services or online at Best Buy up until February 13th. They will also have Chinese birthday cards for celebrations throughout the year. Get yours now while they’re still available and ring in the Lunar New Year with fortune and prosperity.

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