CNY

@ridingbet (60860)
Philippines
February 14, 2018 12:16am CST
My students informed me that we will not have our duty on Friday. I asked them why. They said, “Ma’am, it is declared by our president because it is Chinese New Year”. I asked our clinical coordinator who was also on afternoon shift like me yesterday, and he said he does not know yet and he has to ask our dean if there will be no duty on Friday. I hope he will inform us ahead of time, maybe this afternoon or tomorrow, and not on Friday, because we, clinical instructors, should condition ourselves for duty in to handling students in our areas. Do you get an extra day off for the Chinese New Year? I wonder too, why we should celebrate the CNY when we are not Chinese.
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• Philippines
14 Feb
Well, it's their choice if they want to celebrate chinese new year, I don't celebrate it.
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@ridingbet (60860)
• Philippines
14 Feb
right, we don't celebrate it but still it is a holiday and that is what i wonder about.
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@DianneN (88485)
• United States
14 Feb
No, we don't consider it a national holiday.
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@ridingbet (60860)
• Philippines
15 Feb
That is why I wonder why our government has a holiday to commemorate this Chinese new year. Could it be because the Chinese once conquered our country? If it is so then we should also have Spanish, Japanese, British holidays as well.
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@DianneN (88485)
• United States
15 Feb
@ridingbet Lol! And all US holidays due to the armed forces there. Don't forget my birthday!
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@DianneN (88485)
• United States
16 Feb
@ridingbet I keep a red envelope with a new dollar bill, that a student gave me years ago, in my wallet.
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@YrNemo (14768)
14 Feb
My cousin was jumping up and down before, very happy because she has this Friday off. Her boss is Chinese.
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@ridingbet (60860)
• Philippines
15 Feb
Wow that will be an additional weekend holiday for your cousin. Maybe she will be given that red envelope for good luck
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@YrNemo (14768)
15 Feb
@ridingbet Unless the boss gave the staff time off so that he wouldn't have to give that red envelope on the first day of the Lunar New Year?
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@ridingbet (60860)
• Philippines
16 Feb
@YrNemo i believe that small red envelop is termed ang pao here. usually it should have money inside, for good luck
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@LadyDuck (183478)
• Switzerland
14 Feb
No, in this country the Chinese New Year is not celebrated.
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@ridingbet (60860)
• Philippines
14 Feb
the Chinese new year is always celebrated in Chinatown. if there is a Chinatown near your place, maybe the Chinese will be there to celebrate their new year.
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@LadyDuck (183478)
• Switzerland
14 Feb
@ridingbet No, there is not a Chinatown here in the south of Switzerland.
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@shshiju (10556)
• Cochin, India
16 Feb
Never know about a chinese New Year.
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@ridingbet (60860)
• Philippines
17 Feb
it was celebrated yesterday, Chinese new year is the start of the lunar new year.
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@shshiju (10556)
• Cochin, India
17 Feb
@ridingbet Nice to hear that . We have vishu calendar in Kerala. But popularly use the English ca lender.
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@ridingbet (60860)
• Philippines
19 Feb
@shshiju a friend of my brother gave him an Indian calendar. i will take a picture of it later and post it in this discussion.
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@jobelbojel (8697)
• Philippines
14 Feb
Good thing it is my day off on Friday. My colleagues who are scheduled on Friday will have special pay. I thought CNY stands for City of New York.
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@ridingbet (60860)
• Philippines
15 Feb
No it is chinese new year. It should also be a rest day for the students who need to relax from their school activities. Yes it should be a 30% additional pay because it is not really a legal holiday
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• Philippines
15 Feb
@ridingbet Yes, that was what I was thinking after reading the title of this discussion.
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@ridingbet (60860)
• Philippines
16 Feb
@jobelbojel oh, it should be NYC as New York City. i think that is the abbreviation of the city of New York
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@thelme55 (15295)
• Germany
18 Feb
Yes! I asked that question to myself, too. Is there a Filipino holiday in China or HongKong? NOPE! I would understand if the Chinese celebrate that for themselves. But not the whole Philippines.
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@ridingbet (60860)
• Philippines
21 Feb
hahaha! yes, that is correct. there should also be a Filipino holiday in China.
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@jstory07 (71409)
• Roseburg, Oregon
14 Feb
I do not celebrate Chinese New Year. But I love reading about it.
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@ridingbet (60860)
• Philippines
14 Feb
there are dragon dances in Chinatown when it is the Chinese new year. often too, gifts like that Chinese cake is given to friends.
@toniganzon (53391)
• Philippines
15 Feb
I think you have forgotten that we have a lot of borrowed cultures and traditions from Chinese people. Plus we do have chinatowns everywhere in this country. Most of our successful businessmen are Chinese Filipino and they are those who are funding our government and politicians. Now don't you think it's only right that we get to take a day off, even just for a day? Because Chinese new year holidays start the day before, but we get the holiday for only one day and not two days. By the way, most Filipinos have Chinese ancestry. Better check your family history.
@ridingbet (60860)
• Philippines
15 Feb
No. As far as I can remember, I know my family's genealogy and I don't have chinese ancestry from my late late grandparents. Of course I know about how the Chinese gave some customs and traditions in our country. Noodles for long life during birthdays is already one, so with the feng shui. It is just my personal opinion why we celebrate the Chinese new year and I do not mean to besmirch the celebration.
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