Wednesday, February 6, 2008

Happy Chinese New Year!!!

As you guys may know, Chinese people have another calendar called the lunar calendar. Today is Chinese New Year. I haven't celebrated Chinese New Year with my family for a long time. It's very hard to feel Chinese New Year in another countries.

There are two traditions for Chinese People I like to mention with you guys.

For Chinese people, All family members always do their best to get together during Chinese New Year in order to feel "Love and safety". At the Eve of Chinese New Year, we have to clear all the house and take a shower before 12am because we believe you can throw all the bad luck you had from this past year away by cleaning all the dirty things.

At the second day of New Year which will be tomorrow, we will find a mountain to climb as high as we can and then make a wish. If you can't find a mountain, you can try to find a high building to climb to replace with. Chinese people believe the higher you climb, the better chance your wish will come true or the more good luck you will have for this coming year.

So, Try that and make a wish if you can.


Old Ranger said...

My wife is Vietnamese, she and her family, friends celebrate Chinese New Year every year at this time. Needless to say, I like the whole thing. She is much younger than I am, and one of four sisters. It can get very crowded with all the family around.
So anyhow, Happy New Years Jessica. 27/08

Jessica Lee said...

Thanks. I am very appreciated at that. Happy New Year to your family and you!

Todd Drew said...

Happy New Year from me, too.

yanks26 said...

Shin ye qui lo. My wife is from China.

Jessica Lee said...

Well, yanks26,

Yes,Shin ye gui lo(新年快樂). Your Mandarin is great, yanks26. For those who don't know what that mean. It mean "Happy New Year" in Mandarin. Try to say that to your Chinese friends this following week. They will be very surprised at and feel happy about that.