Chinese new year is coming!

January 6, 2012 10:42am CST
Do you know Chinese mew year?Chinese new year,also named the spring festival,is the most important festival in China.In 2012,people in China will celebrate Chinese new year on January 23th.And the coming Chinese new year is called "the dragon year".Since it's coming,we Chinese will have a long holiday to get along with our family.As for our school,we have a winter break and today is the first day.I long to go home and I miss my father's fantastic cooking.
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@lampar (7597)
• United States
6 Jan 12
So your school is having a short break (two weeks) ready for the coming Spring New Year. In other word, winter in China is coming to an end soon in the month of January, is that right? my friend! I want to wish you a Happy New Year of the dragon in advance, "Cong Xi Fatt Choi" hahaha....
7 Jan 12
hahaha,thank you! and "Gong Xi Fa Cai"too! I think the mouth of February belongs to winter in China,haha,so we have a really long break! "Xie Xie Ni"!
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8 Jan 12
hi lampar!The public holiday for every government and private employee to take off is 7 days,from 30th December to 6th January on Chinese Calender.But we students really have a long holiday.We all celebrate by the way you said,but there are more details.we would visit some relatives and fiends during the spring festival,and some relatives and friends would visit us too.as for this,it's interesting that we only visit mother's relatives on appointed day and stay at home waiting to be visit by women who lived with us before they got married and their families.eh it's hard to express it fully,and I hope you understand what I mean,my friend.
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8 Jan 12
hi lampar!The public holiday for every government and private employee to take off is 7 days,from 30th December to 6th January on Chinese Calendar.But we students really have a long holiday.We all celebrate by the way you said,but there are more details.we would visit some relatives and fiends during the spring festival,and some relatives and friends would visit us too.as for this,it's interesting that we only visit mother's relatives on appointed day and stay at home waiting to be visit by women who lived with us before they got married and their families.eh it's hard to express it fully,and I hope you understand what I mean,my friend.
@lkbooi (16102)
• Malaysia
7 Jan 12
Hi Leoshuaige, though I'm not from China, we chinese here still welcome chinese new year in great pleasant. Yeah, it's only two weeks or so to go before this grand festival. We are busy with the cleaning and dumping away those old stuffs which are no longer work well. Besides some are preparing festive cookies and starting to decorate the house and the yard with new year ornaments which are normally red in color to start a brand new year with days full of joy, health and wealth, etc . We believe red are fortunate as well as propitious color to welcome our brand NCY. Majority of the Chinese people here tend to get married few months before the arrival of dragon year so that they could give birth to dragon baby They believe deeply that kid born in dragon year is the best among the twelve. He is bright, fortunate and would bring good luck and prosperity to the family. I'm glad that you could have family reunion during CNY holiday. Our elderly are always long to celebrate this grand festive occasion together with their loved and close respective children Happy CNY in advance
7 Jan 12
Hi lkbooi!thank you for your answer!and happy dragon year in advance.as you say,We are busy with the cleaning and dumping away those useless stuffs.we are busy but very happy.And you are right for saying that many Chinese couple tend to get married these days,and here is an example:my schoolmate of primary school,who is 20 now,is going to get married a few days later. he has invited me to attend his wedding,and I am really happy to know that he is going to get married.Now I still at the school,but I can smell the CNY as everywhere is hanging on the red lanterns.and I wish your family have a happy CNY!
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8 Jan 12
Yes I know it well.And I hope we will meet together to have a good "fanshuyao".I'm long to that day very much!!haha.I'm looking forward to meeting you the next time.