This month we are gearing up for Chinese New Year on the 28th of January! This lunar year will be the Year of the Rooster, defined by the Chinese zodiac cycle. And Chinese communities from all across the globe will be celebrating with festivities beginning January 27, New Year’s Eve, and continuing for around two weeks.
The global celebrations are an explosion of light and sound - involving bell ringing, lighting firecrackers, and watching traditional lion dances.
Chinese families gather together for a reunion dinner on New Year's Eve, and clean their houses to sweep away bad fortune on New Year's Day.
And just like any holiday, Chinese New Year is keen on gift giving! Traditionally, kids would be given red envelopes stuffed with 'lucky money' and positive wishes on New Year's Day.
Here are tech gifts for Chinese New Year 2017!
Electronic Red Envelopes
The tradition of gift giving is set to continue, but Chinese are putting a new spin on it with the latest fad: exchanging electronic red packets via smartphone. WeChat is a popular Chinese messaging service. WeChat allows users to send and receive digital envelopes of money through the company's payment service. It also has an option for unpredictability, enabling users to contribute a sum of money that the app will decide how to distribute among their friends.
The newest and trendiest headphones from Apple come in a bold red that is oh so perfect for The Chinese New Year. Beats Solo3 Wireless is ready to go when you are. They instantly set up – just power on and hold near your iPhone – and then simultaneously connect to your Apple Watch, iPad and Mac. With Class 1 Bluetooth technology, Solo3 Wireless provides you your music library with wireless efficiency.
This case is perfect for those iPhone users out there who want to carry the magic of the Chinese New Year with them everywhere. The Evo Elite Chinese New Year is a limited-edition case with a unique design by the eminent Chinese pop artist Jacky Tsai.
For the Chinese New Year Edition, Jacky has combined traditional elements of folk paintings with modern pop art style and techniques. It delivers the happiness, warmth and peace of New Year by combining various joyous elements such as blooms, lucky kids and chickens. Not just a pretty face, this case offers 2m/6.6ft drop protection, keeping your iPhone both lucky and beautiful.
The Apple Watch goes red for Chinese New Year, and we are lovin’ the look! the Sport Band is durable and strong, yet surprisingly soft. The smooth, dense material drapes elegantly across your wrist and feels comfortable next to your skin. An innovative pin-and-tuck closure ensures a clean fit. This makes the perfect gift for any loved one with an active lifestyle.