Get Ready to Celebrate Chinese New Year..The Year of the Dog

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   We are fascinated by the Chinese Culture and have a number of clients past and present of Chinese heritage and are mindful of the holidays that they celebrate.   Such colorful festivities they have to mark the new year which will begin on February 16th.  It is the Year of the Dog. The date for Chinese New Year changes from year to year. This year it will begin on Friday, February Year of the Dog16th. The date changes because it is based upon the lunar calendar and can vary from  January 21 to February 20.

    All over the world the sights and sounds of the celebration can be seen with firecrackers, bell ringing and traditional lion dances. Chinese families gather on New Year's Eve for a family dinner. On New Year's Day,  everyone's cleans their homes thoroughly to sweep away any bad fortune to begin the New Year with a fresh start. 

   The red envelope is  tradition of Chinese.Chinese Red has lucky money and good wishes for a prosperous new year.  As technology has progressed, there is now an app so that relatives may transfer money to accounts for good wishes in the new year.

    The Chinese Zodiac has a 12 year cycle and people born in: 1958, 1970, 1982, 1994, 2006 and this year, 2018 are also known as dogs.  Anyone born in these years is believed to be communicative, serious and a very responsible worker. 

Brown Cake    In southeastern Wisconsin there is no better way to celebrate this holiday than to go to Lucky Bakery and BBQ where very special cakes have been prepared for this celebration.  The brown cake is made with sticky rice and quite sweet....only prepared for this celebration it is said to bring you good luck.

      Another popular New Year's Cake variety is a white White New Year's Cakecake make with rice that is not sticky but also is believed to bring good fortune to those who eat it. Lucky Bakery and BBQ is located at:11078 W National Ave, Milwaukee, WI 53227 

    The store is open every day except Tuesday from 9 am to 7 pm.   We advise getting there early to get the very best selection and Lucky Bakery  & BBQminimizing your time standing in line...this is one deliciously popular place ....for Chinese New Year and ALL the time when your taste buds want the freshest of Bakery and BBQ that you will find anywhere ! Enjoy the Celebration of the Year of the Dog....may it bring you good health and prosperity.

        This has been a  celebration post brought to you by Sally K. & David L. Hanson, Broker Associates with Keller Williams Realty who enjoy celebrating real estate in the counties of Kenosha, Racine, Walworth, Milwaukee, Ozaukee, Washington, Waukesha and Jefferson every day .


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Jay Markanich
Jay Markanich Real Estate Inspections, LLC - Bristow, VA
Home Inspector - servicing all Northern Virginia

Not that it means much, but I am a Snake - vain, tempermental, handsome and scholarly.

And I am a Son of the American Revolution - vain, tempermental, handsome and scholarly.

I am fascinated by the American culture. 

Feb 14, 2018 04:12 AM #1
Lise Howe
Keller Williams Capital Properties - Washington, DC
Assoc. Broker and Attorney Licensed in DC, MD, VA,

Jay Markanich - maybe we are related - my grandmother was a member of the DAR - I have never filled out the documentation but I should - Her membership and the organization meant a lot to my grandmother

Feb 14, 2018 04:15 AM #2
Lise Howe
Keller Williams Capital Properties - Washington, DC
Assoc. Broker and Attorney Licensed in DC, MD, VA,

what a timely shout out to a local business  - I am sure that your lucky bakery and barbecue appreciates the support

Feb 14, 2018 04:17 AM #3
Gabe Sanders
Real Estate of Florida specializing in Martin County Residential Homes, Condos and Land Sales - Stuart, FL
Stuart Florida Real Estate

Good morning Sally and David.  Thanks for the information.  Fascinating culture.

Feb 14, 2018 04:41 AM #4
Gita Bantwal
RE/MAX Centre Realtors - Warwick, PA
REALTOR,ABR,CRS,SRES,GRI - Bucks County & Philadel

I learned a lot from your post. Thank you for sharing 

Feb 14, 2018 04:57 AM #5
Dorie Dillard
Coldwell Banker United Realtors® ~ 512.346.1799 - Austin, TX
Serving Buyers & Sellers in NW Austin Real Estate

Good morning Sally K. & David L. Hanson ,

What a wonderful post about a very special celebration..the Chinese New Year! For those not familiar you gave a delightful over view! Happy Valentine's Day today!!

Feb 14, 2018 05:02 AM #6
Nina Hollander
RE/MAX Executive | Charlotte, NC - Charlotte, NC
Your Charlotte/Ballantyne/Waxhaw/Fort Mill Realtor

Great post, Sally. I'm getting ready to send out a few greetings to several of my Chinese clients.

Feb 14, 2018 05:08 AM #7
Sheila Anderson
Referral Group Incorporated - East Brunswick, NJ
The Real Estate Whisperer Who Listens 732-715-1133

Good morning Sally and David. This is such a nice and oinformative and a great shout out to local business.

Feb 14, 2018 06:18 AM #8
Grant Schneider
Performance Development Strategies - Armonk, NY
Your Coach Helping You Create Successful Outcomes

Good morning Sally and David - it really sounds like a busy week between Valantines Day and Chinese New Year.

Feb 14, 2018 06:25 AM #9
Beth Atalay
Cam Realty and Property Management - Clermont, FL
Cam Realty of Clermont FL

Good morning Sally K. & David L. Hanson, thank you for sharing, I too am fascinated by the Chinese culture. Never had the cakes though, I wish I had that sweet tooth.

Feb 14, 2018 07:32 AM #10
Debb Janes EcoBroker and Bernie Stea JD
ViewHomes of Clark County - Nature As Neighbors - Camas, WA
REALTORS® in Clark County, WA

It is an interesting celebration and filled with traditions and culture. Mac is thrilled it's the Year of the Dog - not sure he fully gets the meaning. 

Feb 14, 2018 08:48 AM #11
Brian England
Arizona Focus Realty - Gilbert, AZ
MBA, GRI, REALTOR® Real Estate in East Valley AZ

Very cool stuff.  I am intrigued by the Chinese culture as well, but I have never looked much into it.  I do consume Chinese herbs on a daily basis though!

Feb 14, 2018 09:00 AM #12
Roy Kelley
Realty Group Referrals - Gaithersburg, MD
Roy and Dolores Kelley Photographs

This is timely information to share.

We will certainly be enjoying some Chinese food even though it will not compare with the wonderful food we had in China.

Feb 15, 2018 05:05 AM #13
Kathy Streib
Room Service Home Staging - Delray Beach, FL
Home Stager - Palm Beach County,FL -561-914-6224

Sally and David- thank you for this very informative post about Chinese New Year.  I'm telling Larry that he has to take me out for Chinese food this week. 

Feb 15, 2018 07:19 AM #14
Lawrence "Larry" & Sheila Agranoff. Cell: 631-805-4400
The Top Team @ Charles Rutenberg Realty 255 Executive Dr, Plainview NY 11803 - Plainview, NY
Long Island Condo & Home Sale Specialists

I'm going to skip the tradional cakes and just enjoy a jelly donut today instead!

Feb 15, 2018 07:20 AM #15
Endre Barath, Jr.
Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices - Beverly Hills, CA
Realtor - Los Angeles Home Sales 310.486.1002

Sally I missed this post so with that said Happy New Year to you:) BTW the Red Envelope could have used a couple Zeros behind the one you showed:))Endre

Feb 15, 2018 11:14 PM #16
Candice A. Donofrio
Next Wave RE Investments LLC Bullhead City AZ Commercial RE Broker - Fort Mohave, AZ
928-201-4BHC (4242) call/text

I love it! I'm a Fire Rooster and our Zodiac Year was LAST year (Zodiac Year is challenging, kind of like 'labor pains before a birth')  . . . so I welcome this Year and it is already going beautifully!

Mar 16, 2018 11:37 AM #17
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