MBLB’s Diversity, Equity & Inclusion Committee hosted the firm’s first Lunar New Year celebration. We decorated our team lounge with traditional red signage, red envelopes, colorful dragons and lanterns, and then everyone gathered at lunch for a buffet of Chinese food.
Much like the western New Year’s celebrations, the Lunar New Year celebrations also focus on wishing good health, good fortune and a safe journey for friends and family.
We have entered into the Year of the Rabbit in most Asian countries; but Vietnam is welcoming the Year of the Cat. The rabbit is a symbol of longevity, peace and prosperity and is predicted to be a year of hope for 2023. In Vietnam, the Year of the Cat represents smooth sailing and good luck.
The sixteen day festival starts with a great deal of preparation and has grand celebrations, including a feast, fireworks and family visits rooted in traditions and superstitions. It ends with the Lantern Festival on the 5th of February this year.
Our team had a wonderful time learning about the Lunar New Year and wishing each other well under the lanterns.
Happy New Year or Chúc Mừng Măm Mới!
Learn more about the Lunar New Year
Learn more about the Lunar New Year and how it differs from country to country:
The Year of the Rabbit: An illustrated guide to Lunar New Year >
While many ring in the Year of the Rabbit, Vietnam celebrates the cat >