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Lunar New Year: The year of the horse begins

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The Year of the Horse brings with it love and a humanitarian nature. Those born under this sign are said to be loyal and enjoy affection. Lunar New Year, also known as Chinese New Year, is celebrated throughout the world in late January to early February with red envelopes, traditional fare and the occasional firecracker.

If you're preparing a party or simply wish to celebrate with a special someone, many companies have made it easy for you:

Godiva, known already for their Lady Godiva on her horse, is the perfect selection given this years animal. Each limited edition box celebrating the Lunar New Year comes in red packaging which showcases the new specially designed chocolates featuring Lady Godiva and her horse.

  • In addition to the delicious treats, for a limited time each limited edition Lunar New Year gift box purchase includes a package of 8 gorgeous keepsake Godiva lucky red envelopes. To place your order, simply visit Godiva!

Bloomingdale's is also celebrating the year of the horse with a specially designed gift card as well as additional specials in stores.

  • Shoppers at Bloomingdale's 59th Street, North Michigan Avenue, San Francisco Centre, and South Coast Plaza are invited to get into the spirit of the holiday and test their luck with the Chinese red envelope tradition from January 30 - February 2, 2014. Select envelopes will be filled with prizes such as a bMoney card in a denomination of $8, $88, or $888 (a traditional lucky number in the culture); a complimentary small Forty Carrots yogurt; a limited-edition Year of the Horse tote bag; and special offers at the Clarins, Estee Lauder, and La Prairie counters.

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