Happy Chinese New Year!

Happy Chinese New Year 2016! This new Chinese year started February 7 here in North America and will be finish next year, on January 27. This marks the Chinese year or lunar year, of the red fire monkey! This huge festival is celebrated not only in China, but is also widely popular among other Asian countries such as Singapore, Thailand, Indonesia, Philippines, Cambodia, Malaysia, Hong Kong and Taiwan. The New Year Festival in over centuries old and is based on several myths and traditions were regional and traditional costumes are worn during the festivities. Homes are decorated with gorgeous red paper designs and sometimes gold, were religious or myth symbols are featured.  This is also the perfect occasion for many Chinese people to go visit their families for the annual dinner, especially workers who live in big cities. There is an old saying that each family must clean their house in order to sweep away ill-fortune in order to have good luck! Do I believe in these superstitions? Of course I do! What about you guys?

 

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