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Chinese New Year





paul_indo
Ok Easily fixed

Chinese New Year is this Sunday.

Do you celebreate it in your country?
How will you celebrate it?

It is a big celebration in Indonesia now because when Soeharto was president it could not be celebrated.
madsencarl
http://www.frihost.com/forums/viewtopic.php?p=183764&highlight=#183764
Good work with the search button there.
cnnet
I live in china
and spring fastival is the most important here
we do lots of things
and we have a good time
n0obie4life
madsencarl wrote:
http://www.frihost.com/forums/viewtopic.php?p=183764&highlight=#183764
Good work with the search button there.


What? Are you mad?
madsencarl
n0obie4life wrote:
madsencarl wrote:
http://www.frihost.com/forums/viewtopic.php?p=183764&highlight=#183764
Good work with the search button there.


What? Are you mad?


He posted a topic identical to the one I made. Realising his mistake, he changed the topic altogether. God I hate it when people do that.
In response to the new topic, it is celbreated in my part of Australia, where 95% of the people are Chinese (or something with the suffix "-ese").
boringest
i think it's celebrated almost everywhere around the world wherever there's chinese but some countries will not experience it as much as the rest.
seanooi
I grew up celebrating Chinese New Year all my life, but since I cam here (MN) to study, I don't think there'll be any CNY celebration. Although there are chinese peple here, but i highly doubt that they're as enthusiastic as the people in my hometown is Very Happy
windrei
well, i think where there are chinese people, there are chinese new year celebrations. But are you sure it's Sunday ???? it should be Saturday !
Soulfire
We don't celebrate the Chinese new year, we celebrate our new year on January 1st.
Liu
Red Envelopes!!! Very Happy

Planning to go to the beach w/ my gf. It's what we did on our first date on Chinese New Years. Then eat some moon cakes.
WebSiteGuru
Ah, is that time of year again. Now I have to get some cash and put in the RED Envelop and give them to young ones. Sad Oh Well at least it only once a year. Wink I used to remember that I loved Chinese New Year, I would be getting a lot of cash.
drunkfun
A CHINGY CHANG CHANG, CHANGY CHANG CHANG... I'm sorry charlie murphy, i was having too much fun
raman
Lots of chinese in canada so Im sure its celebrated in some parts.
paul_indo
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He posted a topic identical to the one I made. Realising his mistake, he changed the topic altogether. God I hate it when people do that.


Why? What's the point of leaving it if it's a duplicate topic. Just wasting space in the forum. That's why I changed it rather than create another new one.

And I didn't realise my mistake untill you pointed it out. Thanks.

Quote:
well, i think where there are chinese people, there are chinese new year celebrations. But are you sure it's Sunday ???? it should be Saturday


Maybe it depends where you are. In Indonesia it's Sunday but maybe that is still Saturday in some countries and then everyone celebrates on the same actual day but not the same day of the week.

Anyway.

In Indonesia there are parades in the main cities with dragon dances and lots of fireworks. It's really an exiting time, even though the chinese are a small minority, about 1.5% of total population.
leat397
I'm in Hong Kong and people are all busy in the CNY. Buying new clothes, prepared red poclets, cleaning up their house and furnishing....
All of us are getting ready for the great festival
mschnell
I'm studying Chinese and I think this Friday night I will be going to some sort of celebration. Maybe this is for the Chinese New Year. I do not know. All I know is that I "get" to learn how to make dumplings.
candycakes
hehehe Chinese New Year is fuuuun!

Dragon dances, sword fights, and drums =) And those nifty little red packages that can hold so much money Laughing A fun thing to try if you live in a place where chinese people are commonly found is if you take a red envelope and stuff it full of tissue. Since a lot of money feels soft, people will grab at it like candy xDD

We celebrate with dumplings. We put money inside the dumplings like coins and we also put beans in some. If you find the bean you're going to be extremely lucky that year and whoever collects the most coins is going to make a lot of money =P

What are some of your customs?
theo
i live in HK too
we are having holiday Wink
windrei
theo wrote:
i live in HK too
we are having holiday Wink


you are having holiday already ?? oh, so happy, i am still working till saturday... .... i am in Hong Kong too.
frozenhead
Hey!? Relax guys! lets just stick to the topic shall we? Wink

Well, the chinese here in our place are currently celebrating "New Year" and according to the tradition, it's the year of the "Fire Dog" (lucky for me because I was born in the same sign.LOL). Anyway, it's really good to the see their festivities (food, dragon dance, fireworks and the like) and indeed they are all around the world. I wonder if there is a country without a "China Town"?, because they are almost everywhere.

"Kung Hei Fat Choi" to all Chinese members of FriHost (if there is any).

Did you know Idea
- The festivity is celebrated for almost 4000 years now. Wow!
thiamshui
yea.. i celebrate in my country (singapore).. Chinese New Year is a rather prominent festivals as most shops are closed during the period.. we celebrate by eating reunion dinner with our families, visiting relatives, and for the kids, getting red packets (hong baos), eating sweets and chinese new year snacks and goodies..

Well, here's wishing all Frihost members, a happy Chinese New Year.. In Chinese, "Xin Nian Kuai Le, Gong Xi Fa Cai"
littlemog
howdy... i celebrate it in singapore too Smile

tomorrow night's our 'reunion' dinner... so expect lotsa food and a satisfied, round tummy, and probably still making room for bbq meat after... i'm probably expecting the red packets...$_$
beatmasta601
paul_indo wrote:
Ok Easily fixed

Chinese New Year is this Sunday.

Do you celebreate it in your country?
How will you celebrate it?

It is a big celebration in Indonesia now because when Soeharto was president it could not be celebrated.

HAPPY NEW YEAR Embarassed
edallica
for those speaking mandarin, Xin nian yu kuai!

hope you all have a great time! no one wants to give me a wee red letter with some cash in it do they? Wink
earthchild
I'll be going to the Chinese New Years day parade in Chinatown, San Francisco.

I've never been before, so I'm way excited! Happy Chinese New Year Very Happy (Somehow celebrating the new year at the new moon makes much more sense to me.)
nilsmo
I don't celebrate it--but my computer sciences teacher showed class an e-card about the year of the dog.
Billwaa
we are having a Chinese new Year celebrations in US, PA. There will be performances in one of the schools in my school district. The performance included performance from each Chinese language class, Chinese kung fu performance (form and weapons), lion dance, singing...

I am performing a new piece of music that I arrange and re-wrote. I ran two practice run and people already asking me for the sheet music Laughing I am so happy. I will also be performing the Chinese kung fu form and lion dance.
startsomething
I think everyone should celebrate Chinese New Year. Not just Chinese. From what I understand old people come to your house, stuff money in red envelopes and give it to you. It is like Halloween with MONEY, with MONEY! Imagine trick or treating for cash. That would be awesome.
theo
startsomething wrote:
I think everyone should celebrate Chinese New Year. Not just Chinese. From what I understand old people come to your house, stuff money in red envelopes and give it to you. It is like Halloween with MONEY, with MONEY! Imagine trick or treating for cash. That would be awesome.


... i think its only a traditional festival
it's not necessary to ask the foriegn people to celebrate it
they have there own tradition too
jerski
chinese new year in our country is nice lots of dragon parade !
mstreet
Well I know they do a big celebration in Calgary Alberta Canada, I have checked out and in London UK they do a good sized celebration there as well.
I'm now in Bristol and I really have no idea if they have any type of celebrations or not. I hope to find out before tomorrow.
naraki
My grandparents are Chinese and I miss Chinese New Year back in my country. It's fun and there're lots of great food!!
littlemog
just had my reunion dinner few hours back... TV's been rolling dramas and shows. how's everyone rolling through so far?
althalus
Happy year of the dog! I'm a dog, born in -82.. Very Happy

I don't celebrate the chinese new year, even though it would be cool to do so - celebrating new years twize every year.. Imagine.. Laughing
snowflake
madsencarl wrote:
... it is celbreated in my part of Australia, where 95% of the people are Chinese (or something with the suffix "-ese").


Sounds very much like a suburb which is very near where I live, a large percentage of the residents there are Asian. Smile
We call our relatives, have chats and such, exchange red pockets, that sort of thing. No big celebrations over meals though, if only we were back over there with all of them.
rainynightstarz
i'm chinese living in america. sooo still have school which really sucks. even though like 50% of my school celebrate it. i watch the program thing till like 1 in the morning, and ate a lot of food!
YUMMM
drunkfun
im australian living in australia. It's great
izimngcubes15
Yes, we kind of do, me and my family is part Chinese so yeah. But my cousins are half Chinese, so they celebrate yep, big time. Yesterday we went over to celebrate it, it was fun!
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