Happy Lunar New Year!
Growing up in suburban New Jersey among only a few Asian families, I didn’t know much about Lunar (Chinese) New Year. I didn’t speak Chinese and had never been to Asia. All I knew was that once a year, sometime in February, I would get a few crisp $20 bills tucked in a red envelope. As a kid, I looked forward to the cash and didn’t ask any questions. Only later in college did I learn more about the Lunar New Year. Here’s what I’ve learned: It’s the biggest holiday of the year