Happy Year of the Rooster from Wu Yee Children's Services! 恭喜發財,新年快樂!

In Chinese culture, the year of the fire rooster begins tomorrow, January 28. Fire represents upward motion and the rooster represents physical and moral fortitude. This is an anniversary year for us to honor our beginnings from serving the Chinese working, immigrant parents in Chinatown four decades ago, to present day, serving children and families throughout San Francisco - steadfast and committed to overcoming barriers so that children are healthy, families can thrive, and communities stay strong.

Lunar New Year is celebrated over 15 days, with each day dedicated to practicing various customs like visiting different family members and honoring our ancestors. 

The celebrations begin tonight, on the Lunar New Year Eve, when many families will gather for dinner, enjoy festive decorations in red, symbolizing good fortune and joy, and yellow or gold, also symbolizing good luck, and give red envelopes with money to children. Firecrackers bid goodbye to the old year, and welcome in the new year. Wu Yee's offices and centers are closed to observe the holiday, and we wish you and yours a safe, healthy, happy, and prosperous Year of the Rooster!

明日一月二十八日是農曆新年的年初一,是紅火雞年的開始。雞象徵身心堅韌,而紅火有著蒸蒸日上的意思。今年正值是護兒四十周年紀念,好讓我們懷念以往護兒從開端時為辛勞的華裔新移民服務到至今已擴張為全三藩市的家庭及兒童服務。從過去到現在,護兒一直堅定不移的為兒童健康,家庭興旺,社區強大而奮鬥。
農曆新年是兩周長的慶祝大日子,每天會有不同的慶祝習俗,有特定日子做特定事情,如探親友和拜祖先。
慶祝活動將從今晚除夕開始。家家戶戶會一起吃團年飯,派紅包,擺設各種各樣吉利旺財的紅,黃,金色裝飾物。爆竹聲代表去舊迎新。護兒中心將為農曆新年放假一天。祝大家雞年恭喜發財,出入平安,身體健康,萬事如意!