Thursday, February 3, 2011

Chinese New Year 2011

Kung Hei Fat Choi!

I'm sending everyone good good vibes and prosperity in this Year of the Rabbit! Hoping that this Year of the Rabbit would be a more welcomed and peaceful year. 

Chinese New Year is an important festival celebrated by the Chinese community. Here in the Philippines, most people would use the popular greeting "Kung Hei Fat Choi!" It's a Cantonese greeting that means "Congratulations and wishing you prosperity!"

If you want to greet someone “Happy New Year” in Mandarin, you can say “Xin Nian Kuai Le!”

Aside from the Dragon and Lion dances, the Chinese also give away red envelopes as a symbol of luck and wealth. They wear red clothes to bring fortune and new clothes to bring enough things throughout the year. Firecrackers are lit to ward of bad spirits. And of course,one of the most principal dishes cooked during this time is the ‘Tikoy,’ a food that symbolizes unity.

Oh, I just saw this morning that we already have 6 boxes of Tikoy (sticky rice cake) at home. Can't wait to eat some.

Kiong Hee Huat Tsai!


My-Alter-Ego said...

happy new year!

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