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13 Crazy Stories About Lunar New Year And All That Comes With It

| Right | February 12, 2021

Today is  Lunar New Year! While celebrated and observed all over Asia, it’s not uncommon to hear it celebrated as Chinese New Year, even among non-Chinese people.

So, to celebrate bringing in the Year Of The Ox, we’ve rounded up thirteen Chinese and Lunar-New-Year-themed stories for your amusement, from the standard ignorant customers to the surprisingly heartwarming. We’d like to wish all our readers, Gong Xi Fa Cai/Gong Hey Fat Choy!


They Don’t Really Have Those On The Menu – That is NOT how you say “Happy New Year” in Chinese!

Mothers Drive You Insane – Whatever the holiday, it’s always the mothers that stress the most.

Gong Hey Fat Chance! – Everyone can enjoy the new year!

New Year, Same Casual Racism – When we say it’s good to recognize the celebrations of other cultures we don’t mean like this!

Crouching Tiger, Hidden Powers – The Chinese all have secret powers, you know…

Doesn’t Know Their A(merican)B(orn)C(hinese)’s – Because Chinese people have to have accents, apparently…

And We Wonder Why Everyone Hates Us – This will make your eyes go wide in shock.

Thankful For Diwali – Lunar New Year isn’t the only holiday we should be thankful for.

Out Shopping For A New Friend – Because kindness knows no ethnic or national boundaries!

Barking Up The Wrong Culinary Tree – Some cliches taste disgusting.

One Good Takeout Deserves Another – Oy vey, it’s another holiday!

Customers Should Watch Their Language, Part 2 – To her, Mandarin is not just a fruit.

Not Just For Kicks – Very Wrong Fei Hung


We hope you enjoyed this Lunar-New-Year-themed roundup! Want to send in your own story? Submit your story here!

Some other roundups to check out if you liked this one:

14 Terrible Customers At Chinese Restaurants


23 Times Asking “Where Are You From” Ended Really Badly

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