Lunar New Year Greetings
On February 10, Asian communities around the world will be celebrating the Lunar New Year as we welcome the Year of the Dragon.
Traditionally, this is the time of year for showing gratitude to the people in our lives, settling debts, and giving the house a good cleaning to sweep out bad luck. Following the traditions of my family from Hong Kong, we adorn our house in red decorations to bring good fortune, eat tangerines and new year cake, and set off firecrackers to scare away evil spirits. We still celebrate with a big New Year’s dinner with family that are in town and phoning our loved ones overseas, usually at all times of the day and night thanks to the time zone differences.
Being born in the Year of the Dragon, I hope that the new year will bring happiness, prosperity and good health to everyone I care about at HSA, from staff, to our stewards and all the members.
Kung Hei Fat Choi or 恭喜發財,
President, Health Sciences Association