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PostPosted: Sun Feb 18, 2007 10:22 pm    Post subject: Chinese New Year Reply with quote

Happy Chinese New Year to all !!

Even though I'm not in China but my ancesstors came from there. We still have some ceremony and visit relatives.

I think the culture is beautiful including other cultures.

It might be the only time of the year to get everyone together.... nice ...
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PostPosted: Mon Feb 26, 2007 8:06 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

What do you know about Chinese new year?
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PostPosted: Mon Feb 26, 2007 8:47 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

It is very luod Laughing
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PostPosted: Mon Feb 26, 2007 1:16 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Hi! Well I read that the Chinese New Year starts with the new moon on the first day of the new year, and ends on the full moon 15 days later, also I read about the traditional food consumed during the New Year and, what about the decoration?



In my opinion this is a beautiful celebration!! Wink
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PostPosted: Mon Feb 26, 2007 3:20 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

it looks like a wedding for me Laughing
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PostPosted: Mon Feb 26, 2007 3:28 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Oh really!, well I really don't know if the picture is of a wedding or they are celebrating the Chinese New Year! because I'm Costa Rican, but still I think that is beautiful!! haha Laughing
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PostPosted: Mon Feb 26, 2007 5:32 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Hello - I think you mean "Lunar New Year".
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PostPosted: Tue Feb 27, 2007 11:19 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I think it's interesting the way Chinese count the date following the moon. It can be confusing if you are not familiar with it because your birth date will be different every year!! but Chinese culture is very stronge and traditional.... Very Happy
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PostPosted: Wed Feb 28, 2007 1:32 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Chinese people also count the days as we count it, but additionally it has the lunar calendar for celebrities.

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I think it's interesting the way Chinese count the date following the moon. It can be confusing if you are not familiar with it because your birth date will be different every year!! but Chinese culture is very stronge and traditional....


The birthdate'll stay the same, so don't worry... Laughing
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PostPosted: Wed Feb 28, 2007 7:02 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Wow, really the Chinese culture is very interesting and is someone able to tell me something about the activities Chinese people do during the new year Exclamation Wink
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PostPosted: Thu Sep 27, 2007 1:34 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

I would like to know too misuvija!!

Can anyone share us about the activities Chinese people do during the new year?
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PostPosted: Mon Oct 01, 2007 12:44 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

We play Mahjong every day, and give "hon bao" (little red bags of money to children and elders).

It is a great tradition. Sometimes we watch dragon ceremonies.

But really, it's just time to spend with family and not have to work!! haha
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PostPosted: Wed Oct 17, 2007 7:14 am    Post subject: chinese new year Reply with quote

Chinese new year is the most importantin a year. Each of family will eat dinner together,and clean the house.Besides,adult will give children red envelope,which children expected.And each household will eat dinner together.
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