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11. Posted by AdrianF (Budding Member 32 posts) 11y

a bit late but...

Gong Zi Fai Ti

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

Hi Adrian,

Not late at all! The celebration lasts for 15 days!

BTW, I've never heard of Gong Zi Fai Ti.
Do you mean to say, "Gong Xi Fa Cai"? (Pronounced as "Kung Si Fah Chai" )


13. Posted by thezenyen (Full Member 88 posts) 11y

Happy lunar new year to everyone too!

Actually, the traditional belief about not using any sharp implement is true, but is probably not practical now that it is 2005! Its nice to be able to celebrate for 15 days isnt it?

14. Posted by bluewaav (Inactive 627 posts) 11y

Happy Year of the Rooster Gong Xi Fa Cai!

(I heard a good way to remember that is "Come Here Fat Boy" Is that crazy, or what?!)

4702! That is old! Does anyone know why that is?

Good luck in the New Year 4702!


15. Posted by kae (Budding Member 31 posts) 11y

Gong Xi Fa Cai.

today is the last day of chinese new year -15th day, and chinese called it "oriental valentine". Anyone knows about it? We have the culture to throw chinese mandarin into the river and bless that single man/woman can find their love..

;)i might try, shd be fun!

16. Posted by Wocca (Inactive 3745 posts) 11y

Quoting bluewaav

4702! That is old! Does anyone know why that is?
Good luck in the New Year 4702! -Steph

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.
The Chinese calendar is based on a combination of lunar and solar movements. The lunar cycle is about 29.5 days. In order to "catch up" with the solar calendar, the Chinese insert an extra month once every few years (seven years out of a 19-yearcycle). This is the same as adding an extra day on leap year. This is why, according to the solar calendar, the Chinese New Year falls on a different date each year.
Good luck and peace to you too, Steph

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