Yes, it’s true: After almost a full year since the COVID-19 pandemic began, we’re all still on Zoom. For better or worse, we’re getting a little savvier about navigating important events (holidays, birthdays, Thursdays) virtually.
Since COVID is still a very real threat—especially given a less than stellar vaccine rollout—it’s looking likely that Lunar New Year will be another date best celebrated on le internet.
The Lunar New Year (sometimes referred to as Chinese New Year, though it’s celebrated in different fashions across Asia) falls on February 12th this year, in accordance with the moon cycle. Traditionally, there are entire festivals held to bring in prosperity for the new year. Even though this year may be different than previous years, the importance of the Lunar New Year is the same as any other.
Since Lunar New Year is usually celebrated with the community, there’s no reason why the spirit of the holiday can’t be kept alive with Zoom, right? If you’re unable to gather in person (PSA: When in doubt, better to not risk it!), you can and should decorate your home, cook the traditional Lunar New Year meals, and gather your closest friends for a night of virtual festivities. To get you in the spirit, I bring you Lunar New Year-friendly backgrounds for your Zoom party. Let’s do this!
Basic, but still cute
What’s wrong with being obvious about it? Literally nothing.
It’s in Lunar New Year fashion to light lanterns as a group. Here’s to innovation.
Red is the associated color with Lunar New Year.
Many households will decorate their homes with plants as the year changes.
Get festive with it
Many households will hang cards wishing abundance in their homes for the holiday.
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