Today is the Chinese New Year

  • c111_w

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    Feb 06, 2008 8:48 AM GMT
    The Spring Festival is the most important festival for the Chinese people and is when all family members get together, just like Christmas in the West. All people living away from home go back, becoming the busiest time for transportation systems of about half a month from the Spring Festival. Airports, railway stations and long-distance bus stations are crowded with home returnees.
    During Spring Festival, the most improtant days are Spring Festival Eve and the first three days.Many customs accompany the Spring Festival.
    During Spring Festival time, you can see kinds of decorations.you can go to temple fairs and enjoy superb performances of the dances, stilt-walking and amazing acrobatic shows.

    Chinese Spring Festival is not only a festive,
    it is a culture, an art form.


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  • zakariahzol

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    Feb 06, 2008 4:36 PM GMT
    Gong Xi Fa Chai to you. I live in a middle of Chinese community. Right now while writing this there fireworks all around my house. It really fun and wonderful.
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    Feb 06, 2008 5:21 PM GMT
    Not to sound like an ass, but it's actually tomorrow, February 7th.
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    Feb 06, 2008 5:58 PM GMT
    Love those Pictures and its tomorrow THE YEAR OF THE RAT!
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    Feb 06, 2008 6:13 PM GMT
    Japultra saidNot to sound like an ass, but it's actually tomorrow, February 7th.


    Depending on where you are, it's already tomorrow. icon_lol.gif

    I was just in Chinatown here in Boston (my office is a block away) to get a dessert after lunch. The bakeries were all very crowded, the flower vendors are all over the streets, and people are coming out of stores filled with stuff.

    My big memories of living in Taiwan in the '80s (I was an English Teacher) is that I had to go away for my two week vacation, because our school was closed and all the restaurants were closed, so there'd be no place for me to eat! Thailand was nice in February. icon_smile.gif
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    Feb 06, 2008 6:33 PM GMT
    matt45710 said[quote][cite]Japultra said[/cite]Not to sound like an ass, but it's actually tomorrow, February 7th.


    Depending on where you are, it's already tomorrow. icon_lol.gif
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    Haha, yes, I realized this, which is why I checked where he lived ;) It says US, so I can safely assume it is still the 6th in the US.
  • duglyduckling

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    Feb 06, 2008 8:43 PM GMT
    恭喜發財!
  • c111_w

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    Feb 07, 2008 1:35 PM GMT
    zakariahzol saidGong Xi Fa Chai to you. I live in a middle of Chinese community. Right now while writing this there fireworks all around my house. It really fun and wonderful.


    thxicon_smile.gif.....and Gong Xi Fa chai to you !

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  • c111_w

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    Feb 07, 2008 1:46 PM GMT
    Kebab saidLove those Pictures and its tomorrow THE YEAR OF THE RAT!


    Yes,this year is the Year of Rat.
    You seem to be not unfamiliar to the Chinese New Year.
    Happy New Year, guysicon_smile.gif

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  • c111_w

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    Feb 07, 2008 1:49 PM GMT
    duglyduckling said恭喜發財!


    金鼠送福,招財進寶,“鼠”你事業:成“鼠”在胸,勢如破“鼠”!愛情:青梅“鼠”馬,共“鼠”愛巢!春節:“鼠”報平安,“鼠”福永遠!

    祝你:新年大吉大利、百無禁忌、五福臨門、富貴吉祥、橫財就手、財運亨通、步步高升、生意興隆、東成西就、恭喜發財。
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    Feb 07, 2008 2:00 PM GMT
    Grew up in Hawaii, lived in Oregon, then LA, now here in Las Vegas. Miss the REAL deal Chinese New Years celebrations that Hawaii Chinatown puts on, along with the entire state to be exact. But here in the middle of the desert, I guess Vegas is OK, a big celebration is planned for the 17 of this month. Late but thats when it is. Dunno or remember how to say it, but something like KUNG HEE FAT CHOY, anyways.... safe year of the RAT to everyone... can't wait for my Dragon year to come around...
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    Feb 07, 2008 2:22 PM GMT
    Happy New Year!

    I was born in the year of metal rat. Rat is the first sign of the Chinese Zodiac. Bow before me or I'll move your cheese.
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    Feb 07, 2008 2:30 PM GMT
    Gong Xi!
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