The Lunar New Year is about family reunions. Millions of people travel to be with their loved ones during this most important holiday of the year.

My eyes swelled with tears when I first saw  “Daughter,” a short film that reflects family during Lunar New Year. The film directed by Oscar nominated Theodore Melfi was shot on iPhone 11 and debuted this month. Beautifully shot in day light and night time. Yes, I’ve watched it several times now. Watch it here…

Everything about this film pulls on heartstrings with traditions blended with a modern-day reality for many. Balancing today’s current issues with traditions. While the world continues to evolve on a larger scale, there are still the precious moments we will always remember and cherish in every culture.

The Lunar New Year is a time to wish family and friends good health, prosperity and happiness. Here are some fun and creative apps that I’ve come across for this occasion.

Enlight Photofox: Digital Art: This app I’ll be sharing with my mom who embraces technology whole heartedly. Create stunning and fun Chinese New Year images with Enlight Photofox in just a few taps. Special for Lunar New Year, design greetings with “A New Year (Double) Exposure QuickArt” and “Lucky Skies” that will bring the magic of the holiday to your photos and share with friends and family. I’m having fun experimenting with this one! Free on the App Store.

Sago Mini World: Explore the ever popular Sago Mini World where the kids will love spotting fireworks in their menu. Play with festive content in Friends, Boats and Planes that celebrate “Year of the Mouse.” Developed in Toronto by Sago Mini. Free on the App Store.Montessori Preschool: Introduce fun activities themed on the New Year through drawings and colouring pages for the little ones. Play “Dragon Maze” where dragon faces offer challenges to cross the labyrinth, and learn Mandarin through 3 new Pinyin games and 2 ideograms. Free on the App Store.

Barbie Dreamhouse Adventures:  Ring in the Lunar New Year with Barbie’s festive greeting cards. Developed by Budge Studios in Montreal.