I just got back from my hometown and now I'm gonna start blogging again...lets talk about the 1st day of Chinese New Year!
Early morning, children will greet their parents by wishing them a healthy and happy new year, and receive money in red paper envelopes. The Chinese New Year tradition is to reconcile, forget all grudges and sincerely wish peace and happiness for everyone.
The first day is for the welcoming of the deities of the heavens and earth, officially beginning at midnight. Many people, especially Buddhists, vegetarian dish is traditionally served on the first day of the Chinese New Year, both to cleanse out the body and to honor a Buddhist tradition that nothing living should be killed on the first day of the New Year...but we usually don't practice that every year. On this day, it is considered bad luck to clean.
I'm a vegetarian that day so I decided to have cereal and cereal bar =)
Traditionally, Red envelopes or red packets are passed out during the Chinese New Year’s celebrations, from married couples or the elderly to unmarried juniors. These packets often contain money in certain numbers that reflect good luck and honorability.
I wore cheongsam on the 1st day of Chinese New Year. Chinese New Year is the only time most Chinese women would wear cheongsam, and perhaps occasionally during weddings and dinners. Unlike the baju kurung and sari, cheongsam is rarely the choice for Chinese women’s daily wear. To me,wearing cheongsam makes you look elegant and poised that truly reflect our Chinese culture
Well most importantly, the first day of Chinese New Year is a time to honor one’s elders and families visit the oldest and most senior members of their extended families, usually their parents, grandparents and great-grandparents.
For this year we only managed to pay 3 of our relatives and friends a visit. Usually we will be visiting at least 4 houses...then again all of us really enjoyed ourselves. We are happy to meet up and catch up with our relatives and friends. It's all about reunion on my first day of Chinese New Year.
On Chinese New Year, all we do is EAT and DRINK! It will be the season for eating cookies and giving cookies as a token of welcoming the Lunar New Year.
Pineapple Filling Cookies
Shaun's Mom Home Bake Pineapple Tarts...Yum~
Aunt Cindy Coffee Cookies...She bought Starbucks coffee to bake these delicious cookies~
Wanted to take some family pictures, but daddy is busy entertaining his friends.
So I cam whore with the 4 lil sisters and mummy
I have to be the shortest...sigh =(~
Mummy and I wearing the same Cheong sam...dont we look like sisters? =)