Getting Ready For Chinese New Year

Just the other day, it was reported that the train service in China was disrupted by the worst snow and ice storms in decades. When the service returned to normal, some passengers purportedly sobbed. I was not at all surprised by the news because it was one of those days when Chinese rushed back to be at home with their families and loved one . The year of the rat is coming and every Chinese is rushing back to have a reunion dinner. Back home, preparations would be almost complete. Mothers would have already spruced up the homes, dressing it up with lanterns and decorative plants like kumquat and getting the food ready for both the Gods and man! In Malaysia, a trend of giving hampers to family members and friends had been going on for sometime and on New Year Eve, everywhere in the world, Chinese should have a grand dinner. At midnight, there would be a prayer session and Chinese God would be going back to Heaven to report on any wrongdoing! So, be careful of what you are doing!


Auspicious plant like kumquat decorates the house...


Lanterns light up the house at night...


Oranges are a must at Chinese New Year...



and Nian Gao too... to sweeten the mouth of the Kitchen God who would make his yearly report in heaven....


Hampers, for family and friends...


and an acrobatic show for you! Happy Chinese New Year!


Comments

Liudmila said…
Finally it comes! Happy New Year to you, Footiam, all the best! Hope it will be the Great Beginning for every Great Wish!
footiam said…
Thanks, Liudmila. New Year Comes and go and wishes are plentiful! They never seem to end!

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