Traditionally, kids will wear a new item of clothing for the new year. We were feeling cheap and didn't buy any new clothes but here is Lo's newest shirt he got a couple months ago in Canada. It isn't the right nationality for this event, but the color red is lucky so it seemed fine to us!
Another tradition of the New Year is red pockets--little red envelopes filled with money. The kids collect them from relatives, friends, strangers even. And they put them under their pillows, though I'm not clear on why they do that part. Lo was excited to put his under his pillow, and in the morning I asked him, "What is under your pillow?" as a reminder; he enthusiastically leaped to uncover his red pocket. By the way, he is actually asleep in that photo above. We thought it was so cute he fell asleep with his bum in the air. And since this photo was taken, we've done a little more organizing in the bedroom so it isn't currently that ghastly on the desk area by the way.
Here he is receiving the red pocket from Jerry. Lo had just gotten out of the bath and Jerry had just come home from school. Lo was more excited than it shows in the photo. We got cute video of him saying "Gong Xi Fa Cai" and "Money! I buy toys!" but it takes too long to upload the videos so just take my word for it.