This year it's the year of the ram/sheep/goat (whatever you want to call the animal) this year. In Chinese it's only one word/character - 羊 (canto: yeung; mando: yang). It's rather late this year!!
|It's the ram year! There is money in that red envelope by the way. ^_^|
Lots of people still ask me what do we do during Chinese New Year. I always reply back that we go out and eat with friends, be at home with family and eat, dress up in new clothes or in red, get red envelopes from the elders (if you're lucky), play with firecrackers (if you're allowed in the UK) and just do things like you would do during Christmas... but we celebrate the coming of Spring instead of the birth of Jesus.
We use the Lunar calendar which is basically based on the moon cycle. Not sure how it was all calculated in ancient times but it seems very fascinating!
Well instead of me blabbing on as usual, here's a video on some of the traditions of Chinese New Year.
And here's a tiny emotional video on how the Chinese care during the celebrations. ^_^
Make sure to go out and celebrate in China Town on Sunday 22nd!! ^_____^
An update from today 21/02/2015...
The lion dance was taking place where they bless each Chinese business around China Town... I think I either forgot or didn't know, but anyway, I took a few pics from today. I only wanted to buy cake today!!