Fun Ways to Celebrate the Chinese New Year

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Welcome 2021, with the Chinese New Year celebrating the Year of the Ox! May this year be more auspicious! For celebrating in a joyful way each day at lunchtime, discover our favorite Chinese New Year bento lunchbox ideas!

1. Bye Lunchbox Note, Hi Fortune Card!
As the celebrations last up to 16 days (Chinese New Year, with Spring Festival, officially begins on February 12th, 2021, and ends on February 22nd, then you have the Lantern Festival held on February 26th), insert one fortune card each day in the lunch bag!

2. Fortune Cookies​
With fun and positive messages inside, these fresh and tasty fortune cookies will make lunch yummy and fun for sure! Definitely what we need these days!

3. Cute Chinese Red Envelopes
Chinese Hong Bao, the red envelopes, are believed to bring good luck to the person who receives them. They are traditionally filled with money, but you could slip in a fortune card or chocolate gold coins for a lucky bento lunchbox! With the year of the Ox, let the auspicious care for you, let happiness smile forever!

4. Lunar New Year Chocolate Coins​
These good luck red and good fortune gold foiled Belgian chocolate Coins are perfect to place in the lunchbox!

5. Year of the Ox Sticker Favors
Not a fan of the chocolate coins? You can take the candies you like and place these Year of the Ox stickers on them. Or place two stickers at the top of a wooden toothpick and you get cool Chinese New Year food picks! That will do the trick to bring Chinese New Year vibes in the bento lunchbox!

6. Eco-Friendly Moo-rrific Water Bottle
Hydration should be a good resolution everyone should take for 2021! This water bottle is just fantastic for celebrating the Year of the Ox, with water, juice, or… milk!

7. Moo-tastic Lunch Bags
Get lunch bags that fit the theme and bring your kids peaceful, happy, yummy lunchtime all this year!

8. Chinese New Year Lunchbox Ideas
Discover Chinese New Year lunchbox ideas and more on! See the ingredients that the families of our lunchbox community used and recreate easily these yummy bento lunch box ideas like Bentovivlov’s lunchbox idea and BentoBette’s fun lunch.

How do you plan to celebrate the Chinese New Year? Any other food idea, accessory, or tip you would like to share? Add them in the comments!

This post originally appeared on Teuko Blog.