Chinese New Year starts with the New Moon on the first day of the new year and ends on the full moon 15 days later. The 15th day of the new year is called the Lantern Festival, which is celebrated at night with lantern displays and children carrying lanterns in a parade.
We celebrated with family and friends at a Chinese restaurant in Vero Beach which had a dancing dragon, acrobats, and firecrackers. We dressed Mia in a traditional Chinese dress and most of us wore red symbolizing good luck. We fed the dragon dollar bills for good luck as well, but Mia didn't like that part. In one of the pictures, you can see her hugging Mike which is when he stepped back with her while I gave the dragon some dollars. When Mia saw me up there she told Mike, " Get Mommy Away"