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Happy Lunar New Year!

January 25, 2012 | Loretta | Comments (1)

Kung Hei Fat Choy 恭喜發財! You've probably been hearing this Chinese greeting left, right and centre as this week marked the beginning of the lunar new year. It's a tradition to greet family and friends with this phrase, meaning "may prosperity be with you."

Chinese New Year, also known as Spring festival is considered one of the most important celebrations in China. The first day of the lunar new year is based on the Chinese lunar calender, and this year, it falls on January 23, 2012.

2012 is the Year of the Dragon - find out what your Chinese zodiac means and what the new year has in store for you by checking out these books:

Your Chinese Horoscope 2012     The 12 Chinese Animals     The Handbook of Chinese Horoscope

Family and friends gather around to indulge in a feast of traditional Chinese dishes like dumplings, peking duck, egg rolls, sweet & sour pork - all symbolic of good luck in Chinese culture. Celebrate the new year by trying out new recipes!

Everyday Easy Chinese            Chinatown Cooking

Wishing everyone Sun Leen Fai Lok 新年快樂("Happy New Year" in Chinese) & Kung Hei Fat Choy 恭喜發財!

 

 

 

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