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. For many of us, we are shrugging off the hot and sticky weather of summer and preparing for the cooler months. We have Thanksgiving just a few weeks ahead and Christmas is not long after that. You may have heard about the Chinese and Lunar New Year that many Asians around the world celebrate. The Lunar New Year not only celebrates the beginning of the year but also the ending of winter and the anticipated arrival of spring. It is one of the most important holidays celebrated in Asian countries. In celebration of this important holiday, here is some cool information about this day:
5 Fun Facts About The Lunar New Year
- Who Celebrates: In addition to China, Korea, Vietnam and other countries celebrate the Lunar New Year.
- How Long: The celebrations for the Lunar New Year last 15 days.
- Customs: The entire length of the holiday is filled with superstitions and are often strictly observed. For instance, you cannot buy shoes during the entire month of January!
- The Color Red: The color red is considered lucky, brings prosperity and luck. If you were born Year of the Horse and are turning 12, 24, 36, 48, 60, 72, 84 or 96 this year, you must wear red undies.
- Food: All holidays are often centered around food, but the Lunar New Year is all about sweets. It is said the consumption of them brings prospects for a “sweet” future.
In the spirit of diversity and the company values of Best Buy, they support events they believe are of importance to their employees, customers, and communities. This includes the upcoming Lunar New Year, as they feel it is one of those important celebrations. The Lunar New Year falls on February 19th, 2015 of our calendar. To help celebrate the event, Best Buy is offering an Asian-inspired Giftcard and eGiftcard, which are available for purchase or gifting from BestBuy.com through February 22nd, 2015.
You may have a giftcard shipped to your address by following this link. If you prefer an eGiftcard, you can just scroll to the right of this link until you see the red giftcard with the two Koi fish. Both of the giftcard and the eGiftcard are available online from 11/1/2014 to 2/22/2015. Be sure to follow Best Buy on Twitter to stay current with their latest news, deals, and products.