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  |   February 19, 2013  |  Comment

Step out of the everyday workday humdrum into a world of Cathay wonder, as you Celebrate Chinese New Year at 9 Market Street in the City of Poughkeepsie.  Here the aromatic designer oils and scents fill your senses as the “Year of the Snake” calmly slides in with colorful and delightfully unique gifts and memorabilia.

Chinese New Year is the longest and most important celebration in the Chinese Calendar.  This year the Chinese year of 4711 is being celebrated throughout the month, beginning February 10th.  Chinese legend says Buddha named the animals of the Chinese Calendar, and those born the year of the Snake are graced with intuition, introspection and refinement.  But, beware they can also be manipulative and vain.

The time is perfect for your visit to Celebrate Gift Shop in Downtown Poughkeepsie.  Here, you’ll be introduced to ancient customs celebrating Chinese New Year with the traditional color red, from envelopes to give children “lucky money” or treasured poems, to decorative silk pillows and fabulously decorative fans, ideal for the most refined taste.   And this year any snake charmer will be fascinated with our appealing hand crafted jewelry from mystical jade,(that reduces negativity and promotes longevity), to jasper, (a powerful physical healer that controls intense passionate natures).  Choose from a wide selection of necklaces, rings and bracelets in every gem stone imaginable.

For those who want to indulge their intuitive nature, there are custom blended fragrances, bath oils, lotions and candles.  Or, wrap yourself in an intricately decorated pash-ma silk scarf.  All items are reasonably priced, just perfect for those seeking value this holiday and all year.

But, if you really want to spoil yourself this Chinese New Year, then go out to eat around the corner to 313 Main Street to China Doll Chinese Restaurant for scrumptious spicy , sesame chicken and vegetables on a bed of pure white rice, or indulge yourself to a hearty bowl of beef noodle soup and crunchy egg roll.  All along Main and Market Street there are a wide selection of restaurants to Celebrate Chinese New Year.

So this Chinese New Year, “The Year of the Snake,” follow your intuition -save your sanity and cash with gifts and dining that give you reason to CELBRATE!  Head to the best combo in the city:  Celebrate Gift Shop and Chinese cuisine all in Downtown Poughkeepsie at the corner of Main and Market.

For more information call Celebrate Gift Shop at (845) 345-9935.   Jixianghua!

Written by: Nancy Cozene

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