I will tell you a secret, I love to cook. Each and every holiday is pretty much an excuse to prepare a feast. That is tradition in my family. This year Valentine's and Chinese New Year both being the same day is turning into a really huge feast and my family is not even Chinese.
Reading recipes and some of the traditional Chinese superstitions about the foods that must be prepared and stories around them has made me miss my grandparents on my mom's side so much. They were not Asian but they were superstitious backwoods Tennesseans. There are really a lot more similarities than one would think.