The year is turning its page from the first month of the year into February.
- A short month, but packed with festivals. This February, the Chinese New Year celebrates the Year of the Rabbit, and Tet, the Vietnamese New Year celebrates the Year of the Cat. Two of my favorite animals.
- The Garden Grove/Westminster area in Orange County, California is said to have the largest Vietnamese community outside of Vietnam. The Tet bazaar in Little Saigon bustles with shoppers buying festive food, plants and flowers.
- The birth flower, which is a flower symbol for the month of someone’s birth, for February is the violet. This flower symbolizes faithfulness, humility and purity. People born in February are said to be honest and loyal. Two of my favorite qualities.
- Happy New Year to everyone celebrating Chinese New Year and Tet, and happy birthday to the February folks.