Cultural differences should not separate us from each other, but rather cultural diversity brings a collective strength that can benefit all of humanity.—Robert Alan

One of my favorite things I love about the beginning of each year is celebrating Lunar New Year (also called Tết in our Vietnamese culture) with my family and friends.

In recent years, I started to embrace this holiday in my own home instead of just participating.

To be honest, considering my mom wants to go out for these festivities most of the time, it just never occurred to me to bring these traditions into my own home.

And for the last several years, I decided it was time to bring one of my best friends along for the ride.

To see the joy on her face while excitedly asking a million questions to learn about everything. Moreover, it made me love who I am and my culture even more.

With the holiday being one month from today, here are some 2024 Lunar New Year decor, food, home decor, beauty, and fun things should you want to celebrate and/or learn more!

The Best 2024 Lunar New Year Decorations - She Sweats Diamonds - Huong Vo - Li Xi envelopes - Lunar New Year red envelopes

Here is all you need for the 2024 Lunar New Year: Year of the Dragon!

2024 LUNAR NEW YEAR DECORATIONS

What is life if you don’t have a few red and gold decorations? Red and gold are lucky colors. Some of my curated picks below are from small business owners in Vietnam so if you plan on ordering Lunar New Year decorations for your home, do it as soon as possible (like months in advance) as some of these decorations, such as the lanterns, are handmade and also take time to ship from overseas.

If you’re past the deadline, you can always try your local Asian or Vietnamese grocery stores and shops. They will have decorations as well!


2024 LUNAR NEW YEAR TABLETOP

I await the day I can have a home where I host a lunch or dinner for all the holidays I celebrate. If you’re hosting this year, or even if you’re planning for next year, here are some ideas for your Lunar New Year table setting!


RED ENVELOPES FOR LUNAR NEW YEAR 2024

In the Vietnamese culture, Lunar New Year is called Tết (pronounced ‘thet’). In our culture, red envelopes, also called lì xì (pronounced ‘lee see’), consist of cash and are considered lucky money. Each envelope you receive from others has various amounts of money depending on the person who gifts it to you.

The overall meaning is that you are gifting someone the beginning of a successful year from a financial aspect. In my family, we also pray/wish for blessings of a prosperous year full of great health, love, and peace.


FOOD FOR LUNAR NEW YEAR 2024

For me, the best part Lunar New Year is eating all of the amazing food! While you’re out at festivities, make sure you truly experience Lunar New Year by trying all the amazing food and drinks. However, if you can’t go out, enjoy making some dishes at home with your loved ones. Some of my favorite memories as a child was learning to cook with/from my mom!


2024 LUNAR NEW YEAR HOME DECOR

If you’re looking at how to decorate for Lunar New Year, look no further! Below are some Lunar New Year home decor I’ve found to be quite chic that you can leave out for the spring season as well!


LUNAR NEW YEAR 2024 BEAUTY

If you love to collect Lunar New Year-themed beauty products, the below would be my top picks. You don’t have to purchase anything, but if you’re already needing a product or a beauty refill, enjoy the fun, limited-edition packaging!

My favorite will always be Dior. Their branding and packaging are so chic that you can reuse them as Christmas decorations too!


FUN THINGS FOR 2024 LUNAR NEW YEAR

Celebrating Lunar New Year can also be fun at home if, for some reason, you cannot go out for festivities. My selections below cover Lunar New Year games, clothing, and toys you can wear/use right at home. I also loved coming across these children’s books which you can use to teach about Lunar New Year traditions!

 

The 2024 Lunar New Year begins on February 10th so mark your calendars! And if you want to learn more, check out my Instagram highlights from last year’s festivities! I will be updating it with new content this year so make sure to follow along!

I hope you get out and experience the 2024 Lunar New Year in or near your cities!

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