Monday, January 26, 2009

Gong Xi Fa Cai! (Gung Hay Fat Choy!)

Kong Hei Fat Choy to all my fellow bloggers! I know I have a few friends here in the blogoshpere who is celebrating the Chinese New Year today. Have fun guys! Greetings from my family to yours!

(When Akesha turned 1)
What is Chinese New Year?
Chinese New Year or Spring Festival is the most important of the traditional Chinese holidays. It is often called the Lunar New Year, especially by people in mainland China and Taiwan. The festival traditionally begins on the first day of the first lunar month (Chinese: 正月; pinyin: zhēng yuè) in the Chinese calendar and ends on the 15th; this day is called Lantern Festival. Chinese New Year's Eve is known as Chúxī. It literally means "Year-pass Eve".
Celebrated in areas with large populations of ethnic Chinese, Chinese New Year is considered a major holiday for the Chinese and has had influence on the new year celebrations of its geographic neighbours, as well as cultures with whom the Chinese have had extensive interaction. These include Koreans, Mongolians, Nepalese, Bhutanese, Vietnamese, and formerly the Japanese before 1873. In Mainland China, Hong Kong, Macau, Taiwan, Singapore, Indonesia, Malaysia, the Philippines, Thailand and other countries or regions with significant Han Chinese populations, Chinese New Year is also celebrated, and has, to varying degrees, become part of the traditional culture of these countries.

Source: Wikipedia

11 comments :

Greg said...

What a pretty baby. :) Hey Hon, great post.

Viv said...

Cute kid.

Hazelicious929 said...

Hehehe naka Chinese dress man si Akesha, sosyal ba oi. Kung Hei fat Choy Dhemz!

eden said...

she is so cute in that chinese dress. happy Chinese New Year, dhemz!

amiable amy said...

kung hei fat choi too....hehhe

misty said...

Hi sis, kung hei fat choi kanimo hehehe... I have an award for you, come grab it when you have time..

MJ said...

pretty baby... happy gong xi fat cai :)

kittykat said...

Happy Chinese New year to you too sis..

khaye said...

cute naman ni Akesha with her dress.

marriage markers said...

happy new year to you, too dhemz! we have witnessed a nice chinese new year here in our city this year. it was very nice!

posh post said...

your baby is soooo cute!

happy new year to you too! :-)

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