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1. Posted by Hien (Moderator 3906 posts) 11y

Today, 09 Feb 2005, is Chinese New Year's day.

It's the year 4702 for the Chinese calendar and the celebrations will last for 15 day.

Here I wish all the Chinese in TP a happy, joyous and prosperous new year.

XIN NIAN KUAI LE!!!

(Pronounced as "sin nien khuai ler", which in Mandarin, literally means Happy New Year)

Cheers,
Hien

2. Posted by Rraven (Travel Guru 5924 posts) 11y

Happy New Year !!! Hope its a great one ! ;)

3. Posted by Kapuchok (Full Member 101 posts) 11y

WOW !!! Amazing!! ehe
happy new year!!!

4. Posted by mtlchica (Respected Member 922 posts) 11y

Ditto on the Happy New Year!!! What year is it? (ie: dog, roster, monkey...)

K

5. Posted by samsara_ (Travel Guru 5353 posts) 11y

Rooster!

Apparently, Chinese ppl arent suppose to touch anything sharp for the next week or something - it's bad luck. Is that right?

6. Posted by Hien (Moderator 3906 posts) 11y

Yup, Rooster it is!

Here's the sequence:

Rat, Ox, Tiger, Rabbit, Dragon, Snake, Horse, Goat, Monkey, Rooster, Dog, Pig.

The taboo is that we aren't supposed to sweep or clean anything in the house and not cutting anything off our body, i.e. hair and fingernails, on the first day.

I haven't heard of any taboo about not touching anything sharp. If that is really true, how should one prepare meal without a knife then?!

And just for the record, a new day in Chinese calendar actually starts at 11:00:00pm and ends at 10:59:59pm the following day.

Cheers,
Hien

7. Posted by samsara_ (Travel Guru 5353 posts) 11y

I'm sure I got it wrong Hien!

8. Posted by Peter (Admin 5813 posts) 11y

Happy New Year! 4702. Hmm.. some catching up to do.

9. Posted by Sam I Am (Admin 5588 posts) 11y

Happy New Year from Oslo!!

10. Posted by applegirl (Full Member 144 posts) 11y

Happy new year all travelling people!
I will be celebrating in China Town here in London on Sunday. :)