Kung Hei Fat Choy! – Chinese New Year


The Lunar New Year is around the corner, and it falls on January 25th this year. Different area of China may have different Chinese New Year traditions, but usually people will do a complete cleaning of the house and decorate (mostly in red) the house to welcome the New Year. The family will also get together to have New Year Eve dinner, and the married couples will give red packets to the young children during the New Year days.
A lady calligrapher is writing Chinese New Year red scrolls.

Translations of some Chinese New Year Greetings.

Narcissus is one of the popular flowers in Spring Festival.

People eat ‘gao’ or New Year cake in Spring Festival because ‘gao’ has the same pronounciation as ‘high’. They want to become ‘higher’ in the coming year.

A New Year market is also set up to sell different kinds of New Year stuff. Walking the New Year market is a popular activity for friends and family.