Chinese New Year, Year of the Horse windows at Bergdorf Goodman, 58th St. [photo credit: Bergdorf Goodman]
I'm seeing red at the moment, as the dreaded seasonal flu has hit a home run in my household. UPDATE (2/2/2014): Since being barricaded in my apartment for the last 3 days, I'm finally doing a bit better and have updated the window shots of Bergdorfs. Gong Xi Fa Chai! Welcome to year 4712!
People born in the year of the horse are said to be intelligent
Feasting and other festivities for observers of the holiday will begin January 31st and last 15 days, until the next full moon. Fireworks will sizzle, delicious delicacies will be abundant and red-envelopes will be duly anticipated by children. This year's zodiac, the horse, represents the Chinese ethos of continuous improvement. Even if you aren't Chinese, get out and eat dumplings or new year cake, and participate in cultural events [like this or this or this]! While you're considering options, have a look at how the powerhouses of fashion are celebrating [here]!
Red symbolizes happiness and good fortune in the Asian culture--it's strictly forbidden at funerals