do you know about chinese new year? do u celebrate it in ur country?

chinese new year - chinese new year special day
@innechen (1322)
Indonesia
January 24, 2007 11:38pm CST
i am chinese so i do know about chinese new year, its generaly almost the same with the international calendar new year, the diff is only chinese new year basicly in red color and every kids get a special new years money called "hung pao/ang pao" in a red small envelope...its really fun.we do celebrate it now in my country. my family usually have a family dinner on new year's eve.
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@justreal (2369)
• Canada
25 Jan 07
February 18, 2007 is the Chinese New Year. After some research, just out of interest, I have learned that Chinese New Year starts with the New Moon on the first day of the new year and ends on the full moon 15 days later. The 15th day of the new year is called the Lantern Festival, which is celebrated at night with lantern displays and children carrying lanterns in a parade.
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@innechen (1322)
• Indonesia
26 Jan 07
wow...u are really cool, ur curiousity give u something new to find out.yes its true that the 15th day of the new year is called the lantern festival but there's no lentern in my country, i guess there're still in china
@addy4all (638)
• India
25 Jan 07
welll i m not a chinese..i m an indian....i dont know anything abt the chinese new year but i do know that there r different zodiac signs for u....
@innechen (1322)
• Indonesia
26 Jan 07
thats ok, actually its not only know as a zodiac, its more like a a year sign, each animal re-present a year and keep changing in circle every year.
• Indonesia
25 Jan 07
my ancestor is chinese, so eventhough i live here in indonesia, the chinese here still celebrating chinese new year. Yeah im waiting for those ang pao, It's so special for me, since ussually im using those ang pao for something that i cannot afford by my own pocket money.
@innechen (1322)
• Indonesia
26 Jan 07
yeah thats the fun happy part when receiving angpao, too bad i wont get anymore, actually i havent get any since i was 20yrs old hahaha.now i'm 28 and married and i should prepare angpao to give away to my young cousins
• Indonesia
2 May 07
i still celebrate chinese new year.but i didnt get "angpao" anymore cause i'm married, so i'm the one who should give angpao to my nephew and niece
@nicolai (288)
• Philippines
28 Jan 07
Yes, in the Philippines we do celebrate chinese new year every first week of february, there are many Filipino-Chinses here in our country and we give due respect for them, there is a lot of things that they do they share things that gives goodluck,like for this year, It is the year of the pig,,,there are many figures of lucky pig here given by the chinese for goodluck and prosperity throughut the year...It's so mush fun receiving "tikoy" I so belong to a chinese family.=)
@angnima (772)
• Nepal
26 Jan 07
Do you know about Sherpas New year. I am Sherpa and I am very close to you because of the new year classification. My new year is called LOSAR and tibetans also celebrate with us. Between you and me there is tibetan.