Celebrate New Year Like A Chinese

For Chinese community around the globe, new year is not new year until it’s Chinese New Year (CNY)! For some reason, CNY songs were being played in our office to create a warm happy CNY ambient! (Which I must say, a little bit annoying, especially when I am doing my costing calculation…) I started to think, Chinese becomes very different when it comes to celebrating CNY. In our culture, we believe “silence is golden” and that explains why we are a race with less words. And despite our conservative nature, we celebrate CNY in the loudest, noisiest way!

The whole celebration will last for 15 days with firecrackers, loud CNY songs, lion dance, oranges, fireworks and vibrant red from top to toe~

So these days, I have been busy decorating… Key elements: red, gold and anything that represents wealth and prosperity!

I bought some gold roses to go with the peony 🙂 I called it 步步高升, the thoughts of stepping your way up on golden roses is romantic to me 🙂

And also shopping for new clothes, new shoes, new handbags, new furnitures, new phone, new car (ok… I’m exaggerating)!! Preparing red packets, buying oranges and all sorts of cakes and cookies… By the way, CNY is also a good time to gain some weight. What we do in this 15 days is eat and eat and eat… and ensure there’s abundant leftovers!

In another 7 days, all Chinese community around the world will come together to celebrate Lunar New Year in the loudest way you have ever seem them to be 🙂

Wishing you a happy dragon year filled with prosperity, happiness and love!

4 thoughts on “Celebrate New Year Like A Chinese

  1. The students I help in China at are on holiday for Chinese New Year and so i haven’t heard from them. My life seems quiet without them asking for help with assignments! I hope they have been practising their English, it’s usually terrible after a holiday! They should come to England in September to study, that will be very different for them.

    Happy Chinese New Year, may your year be lucky in all ways.


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