恭禧发财 | Gong Xi Fa Cai
Chinese New Year: Feb 3rd – 17th, 2011
恭禧发财 | Gong Xi Fa Cai to all who celebrate.
Those who don’t, Happy Lunar New Year. Go pester your neighbours by shouting Gong Xi Fa Cai at their faces. Though that is ironic since you’re wishing them a prosperity, well, maybe they might not understand what you’re saying.
Go eat lots of good food. Stuff your faces. Wear your new clothes. Wear Red. Wear a cheong-sam. Go enjoy your city/town’s Chinese New Year festivities.
Ah, Chinese New Year~
I remember back in my more-younger-days where I use to get up at 8:00AM every single day during the Chinese New Year celebration, eagerly waiting for a Lion or Qilin(Chinese Unicorn) to visit my family’s home. Chinese New Year also consisted of heading back to a small old town, sitting around the round table to have dinner. And of course receiving red packets/Ang Pau filled with money.
I would visit relatives/friend’s opening house & receive a packet of money – how cool is that? (It is a custom that married couples give ang-pau by the way).
Now enough of lamenting about the past. It’s a New Lunar Year of the Rabbit and we should all look forwards. Let’s make new memories & hold on to our dreams or maybe have new ones.
Arawr & I have planned Chinese themed posts so look forward those!
Manga Weekend sincerely wishes you a very Happy Chinese New Year. May the Year of the Rabbit be filled with good fortune for you & your family, Gong Xi Fa Cai!
PS. If something goes wrong during this Chinese New Year. Say “suì suì ping ān” to ward off bad luck. Remember Chinese New Year lasts for 15 days.