Jeanie Mai Jenkins
Jeanie Mai Jenkins posted this sweet photo of baby Monaco’s first Lunar New Year, while acknowledging how bittersweet this year’s celebration was.
“It’s surreal that I’ve spent this weekend celebrating one of the most meaningful times of the year for my Vietnamese American heritage. From dressing Monaco for its first Lunar New Year to taking part in my dear friend @therealphilliplim, we honored our cultures amid such horrific violence with not one, but two mass shootings in Monterey Park and Half Moon Bay,” the TV host wrote.
“I am disgusted for families whose lives are changed forever. This Year of the Rabbit symbolizes peace, prosperity and longevity. It is all we work and fight for in the face of such inhumanity.”
Legendary actor Jackie Chan felt festive and offered “lucky Hong Bao (red packets)” to kick off the new season.
Jonathan Wang, with the cast and crew of Everything everywhere all at once, celebrated at ATL Seafood & DimSum located in Monterey Park.
“While it is bittersweet to celebrate, we wanted to come as a family to stand in solidarity with our brothers and sisters in Monterey Park to say that this wonderful city – full of beautiful people and delicious food – is nothing to be feared. but to LOVE. This should be supported, celebrated and delighted,” he wrote in the caption.
Henry and Liv Lo Golding
Henry Golding’s wife Liv Lo Golding has shared super adorable photos of their baby girl Lyla wearing a traditional dress and looking thrilled to be part of the festivities.
Daniel Dae Kim
Following the recent shootings, actor Daniel Dae Kim posted a photo of a black rabbit and reminded his followers of the importance of community.
“We often talk about the term ‘community’. As important as coming together [in] times of celebration, perhaps it’s even more important to be there for each other in times of loss,” he wrote.
“Today, as is too often the case, my heart goes out to all victims of gun violence in America, especially our AA and NHPI community, and the victims of Monterey Park.”
Chrissy Teigen and John Legend
The celebrations continued to roll for the Teigen-Legend brood. After welcoming baby girl Esti Maxine, Legend took her eldest children, Luna, 6½, and Miles, 4½, to a Lunar New Year party at their school.
Kelly Mi Li
In the same way, empire blingKelly Mi Li was full of gratitude as she is expecting a baby girl this year.
“This year is so special knowing the best gift is coming soon,” she wrote. “I can’t wait to pass on these Chinese traditions to my daughter. And with my mom’s gift to my daughter for the Year of the Rabbit, we are able to mark such an important and unforgettable moment in our lives ☺️”
Li’s co-star Dorothy Wang gave a cheeky nod to the Year of the Rabbit. “Happy New Year ✨🧨 恭喜发财 🧧,” she wrote. “The Year of the Bling Bunnies.”
True to form, Vera Wang rang in the holidays looking fabulous in a themed shirt from her own line and oversized pants.
Fashion designer Phillip Lim threw a big party at 53 Restaurant in New York to celebrate the Year of the Rabbit.
Aimee Song entered the Year of the Bunny looking super chic in a white cut with red accents.
Lana Condor showed off her culinary skills by making homemade pork, chive and shrimp dumplings.