Saturday, February 17, 2007

Happy Chinese New Year 2007

Today is Chinese New year’s eve, also named the Spring Festival. In our Chinese New Year’s Eve and the first day of New Year are celebrated as a time of getting altogether and thanksgiving. In this holidays (approximately for one week), we visit our relatives and friends. Besides, we have a big meal in the dinner and we will get the red envelope from our parent or elder who in our family.
There are some special evens, for example, the first day of the New Year we always visit our oldest relatives. Yet another example is the second day of the New Year, every daughter who has been married needs to visit their parents. I think it is a very special culture.
One way to name a Chinese year is by an animal. By this system, year names are re-cycled every 12 years, because there are 12 animal names, such as rat, ox and tiger are the first three. In this year, 2007 is year of pig. Happy Chinese New Year !!


Dennis said...

Ni hao, Jennifer.

Xinnian kuaile! Gongxi facai!

This greeting is for you, Mrs. Liakos, and your classmates.

I'm sorry, but I don't have any red envelopes this year. :-(

Dennis in Phoenix
(ESL teacher in Arizona)

Nina Liakos said...

Xin nian kuai le, Jennifer! I liked your post and enjoyed the beautiful pictures!

nazanin said...

wooow jenifer happy new year I liked your pictures and what you writed about your new year.It's little like ours, but ours is on 21 of murch, and every where is close for 2 weeks the best thing is that here also on that date our spring brake will start.:)