As many of our customers and readers know, we have one foot (well, nearly 12 feet and six people) in China. A dedicated few who help us make the very best all natural products for home and outdoors, sourced from sustainable materials all locally found in China. (here's a link to our latest 2018 full range catalog.)
bambu owners, Rachel and Jeff have been living in China for more than 16 years. Lunar New Year is the most important holiday of the year and an auspicious time of year that signifies long tradition, myth, ritual, fortune, and taboo, hope, anticipation for the coming year. And, of course, food.
Otherwise known as the Spring Festival - Chinese New Year officially begins on February 16th, 2018, and ends on March 2nd.
Coming in at #11 on the 12 animal zodiac calendar. This is the year of the Dog.
The Dogs mission is to restore balance and serenity. Dog Years are not conducive to waste and unnecessary expenses. In 2018, success, in love & work, depends primarily on the quality of the communication between people, and learning that being selfless and generous can bring the promise of a more generous harvest in return.
Overall 2018 will be meaningful and productive, an opportunity to enjoy and celebrate life & work. To be born in a Dog Year (1958, 1970, 1982, 1994) means that a Dog’s most defining characteristic is their loyalty. They will never abandon their friends, family or work. Honest and just, they are popular in social circles. Everyone needs a Dog friend for advice and help. They are also good at helping others find and fix their bad habits. So if you're not a Dog. Find a Dog a friend. Keep one close and treat it kindly.