Tootoomoo Lunar New Year
Cities all over the world are ringing in the Year of the Snake with dragon dances, heavy metallic
makeup, and elaborate costumes in the annual celebrations for the Lunar New Year, or Spring
Festival, which began on 10th February.
The Lunar New Year is a time of gift-giving, visits with relatives and, above all, eating for many Asian. That means Vietnamese, Korean and Chinese restaurants, grocers and food wholesalers have been doing a booming business in the weeks leading up to the Lunar New Year celebration, which runs through to 24th February.
Around the first of the year, Chinese, Vietnamese and — to a lesser extent — Korean families start planning what, where and with whom they will eat during the holiday period. That would involve grocery consumption — fresh fruits, butchery and fish — as well as out-of-home dining. There’s a lot of celebration in the community that involves going to restaurants and going out for special meals.
The families also give a lot of gifts, ranging from simple fruits and sweets to expensive desserts,chocolates and alcoholic drinks. That translates into much-heavier business than usual at Asian grocery stores and food wholesalers, as well as restaurants and we at Tootoomoo are excited to be a part of it.
For the Chinese and Vietnamese populations, there’s no bigger holiday, so we say – come in and share it with us! The truth is, we love a party and we love meeting the community. But really, we love to experience different cultures and traditions. We like to see our diners as part of our extended family anyway, so let’s ring in the Year of the Snake together. Only one week left – we’re ready to celebrate.