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Chinese New Year

Chinese New Year on Thursday 19th February marks the start of a new lunar calendar and the Year of the Sheep. Join in the celebrations with our favourite Chinese New Year traditions and the gifts and souvenirs to make it memorable.

Reunion dinner – this special dinner takes place on the eve of Chinese New Year, with traditional dishes including dumplings for prosperity, whole fish to symbolise abundance and long noodles for a long life. Mark the occasion with a special king crab recipe from Harrods’ new modern Chinese restaurant, Chai Wu.

Red – a powerful colour in Chinese culture, red encapsulates prosperity and joy and is a lucky colour to wear during the New Year period. From dresses to accessories, we’ve rounded up our ultimate red designer picks below.

Red envelopes – married relatives give younger, unmarried relatives money in little red packets to symbolise prosperity and luck for the year ahead. Our Harrods 2015 envelopes will lend a touch of luxury to the proceedings.

Tea – the holiday, which can last up to 15 days, offers the perfect opportunity to visit friends and family and tea is an integral part of Chinese culture. Our range of speciality teas offers something out of the ordinary – Yin Zhen Silver Needle tea is made from only the buds of the white tea plant, typically picked in a window of just seven to ten days at the end of March.

Shop our Chinese New Year Edit below.

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