Best Buy supports events which they believe are of importance to employees, customers, and communities. The upcoming Lunar New Year is one of those important celebrations. As a person in a group that is sometimes not included, I applaud Best Buy for this attitude.
For Asians all around the world, including Asian-Americans, Lunar New Year not only celebrates the beginning of the year but also the ending of winter and the anticipated arrival of spring. It is one of the most important holidays celebrated in Asian countries. This upcoming year (Lunar New Year, which is based on the phases of the moon) falls on February 19th, 2015 of our Gregorian calendar. Best Buy is helping celebrate the event with an Asian-inspired Giftcard and eGiftcard, available for purchase or gifting from BestBuy.com through February 22nd, 2015.
My spouse and I started celebrating this holiday years ago. I had a friend in the airline business and her company used to sponsor the parade in San Francisco every year. The biggest parade outside of Asia! She was the point person so twice we made it out west to join her as her guests. Celebrations with amazing Asian food, great seats at the parade: an amazing several day long celebration! We started to learn the significance from the other guests at this event, and have continued to learn more.
Now we celebrate the Lunar New Year in NYC with our son! We head downtown to what is known as the NYC “Chinatown” and watch the parade almost every year. The celebration is loud, raucous and extremely colorful! Many folks of all ages show up in dragon costumes, some with several people inside to give the illusion of a huge dragon! It is a wonderful celebration in a popular immigrant neighborhood where all of New York comes together in the crowded streets to share in the celebration. New York City is truly a melting pot, and this is one of the holidays where it is best illustrated!
Gift cards are also the number one item on my Holiday Gift Guide this year. They are the most versatile gift there is to give. And a Best Buy gift card is great as the store has something for everyone! To have a gift card shipped to your address, follow this link. And remember, one of the bonuses of such attractive gift cards is that after the money is used, they become great collectibles, especially the Lunar New Year gift cards!
For an eGiftcard, scroll to the right of the following link under the “occassions” tab: http://www.bestbuy.com/egiftcard.
Disclosure: I have been compensated in the form of a Best Buy Gift Card and/or received the product/service at a reduced price or for free. All opinions are 100% honest and my own.