Eightpoint Celebrates Chinese New Year
As some of you may know Eightpoint had the opportunity to attend Affiliate Summit West last week, BUT we also got to ring in the Chinese New Year! During all of the conferences in Las Vegas last week – the hotels on the strip decked OUT their lobby’s and restaurants with all kinds of Chinese New Year decor and the Cosmopolitan (Where our Eightpoint employees stayed) had a huge celebration in the lobby. The celebration consisted of the famous Chinese “Lion Dance” – which is intended to bring luck and prosperity. Along with the dance; the performers participated in the “plucking of the greens,” where the performers picked up red envelopes of cash attached to green lettuce, and spit out the torn up leaves to signify the distribution of wealth and prosperity. After the Lion Dance – we then got to experience the “Dragon Dance,” which is also meant to bring luck and prosperity during the celebrations. This dance consisted of a large group of people carrying around a giant dragon and doing specific dance moves.
During the conference, a few of us even got to try Dim Sum “Soup dumplings” at the Chinese Restaurant Lemongrass and see all the decor in the Aria as well. The Aria had “Year of the Rat” decor everywhere. Every Chinese New Year a Zodiac sign is appointed and this year was the “Year of the Rat.” In Chinese culture, rats were seen as a sign of wealth and surplus. Because of their reproduction rate, married couples also prayed to them for children. They are also considered clever, quick thinkers; successful, but content with living a quiet and peaceful life.
Here at Eightpoint we value and appreciate our relationship with our parent company, Genimous Technologies, and it was awesome to have the opportunity to celebrate the Chinese New Year in Las Vegas at the conference!
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