Today is Chinese New Year’s Eve and it is a time of waiting and celebration as we welcome in the Year of the Water Dragon. Of all the animal signs in the Chinese zodiac, only the Dragon is mythical and has never been seen by human eye. This is probably one reason why the Chinese …
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Chinese New Year is always celebrated by the Chinese on the 7th day of the 7th month according to the Lunar Calendar. This year, 2010, that day falls on still another big event – Valentine’s Day. To celebrate the New Year, Chinese families usually buy glutinous rice cake (locally called tikoy) to give out to …
Just a few pictures to show you the small decor at home to celebrate the Year of the Ox. KIONG HEE HUAT CHAI! GONG XI FA CAI! KUNG HEI FAT CHOY!
January 26 ushers in the Chinese New Year — the year of the Earth Ox! Here in the Philippines, we celebrate it just as, or more noisily, than the Western New Year. Binondo, most especially, will be the center of fireworks and firecrackers, lion dances, family dinners and the ever-present tikoy. Tikoy is made of …
Ever since my boys were young, this mother had to be “tortured” annually whenever Chinese New Year came around because I had to help all of them make one Chinese lantern each. Their school, being Chinese-Filipino, used the lanterns made by the students to line the hallways. So, it came as a great relief to …