February 2, 2011

Chinese New Year 2011! Year for the Rabbit ~~

Hello dear bloggers ! Chinese New Year celebration is around the corner and I thinking posting about this great celebration. Well Chinese New Year starts with the New Moon on the first day of the new year and ends on the full moon 15 days later. The 15th day of the new year is called the Lantern Festival, which is celebrated at night with lantern displays and children carrying lanterns in a parade.

The Chinese calendar is based on a combination of lunar and solar movements. The lunar cycle is about 29.5 days. In order to "catch up" with the solar calendar the Chinese insert an extra month once every few years (seven years out of a 19-yearcycle). This is the same as adding an extra day on leap year. This is why, according to the solar calendar, the Chinese New Year falls on a different date each year.

New Year's Eve and New Year's Day are celebrated as a family affair, a time of reunion and thanksgiving. The celebration was traditionally highlighted with a religious ceremony given in honor of Heaven and Earth, the gods of the household and the family ancestors .The sacrifice to the ancestors, the most vital of all the rituals, united the living members with those who had passed away. Departed relatives are remembered with great respect because they were responsible for laying the foundations for the fortune and glory of the family. And of course, without firecrackers, Chinese New Year are BORING!!

You there? Okay.

2011 is the Metal Rabbit. The Rabbit is the fourth animal in the Chinese zodiac cycle consisting of 12 animals.
(Note: The 12 Zodiac animal signs (生肖 shengxiao) are, in order, the rat, ox, tiger, rabbit, dragon, snake, horse, sheep (ram or
goat), monkey, rooster, dog, and pig.)

A person born in the Year of the Rabbit is believed to be neat and tidy
Like the rabbit they are usually prefer to stay out of conflict and pretty quick to get themselves out of trouble.
They also do not like taking risks. The person born under this Zodiac sign feels attached to their families and also likes the company of others - not happy being alone.
The rabbit person tends to keep their emotions inside and is seen as being “cool, calm and collected” or being in control of the situation. He or She is often intelligent and shows interest in worldly things.

Well enough about the info, many of my friends was in holiday mood( most of them are Chinese decendent). And most of them are planning on going back to their hometown which are very far from Kota Kinabalu. Oh well I decided this festive season, I rather go out and heading toward Gaya Street for the Lion Dance ( altough I've been thinking of something else to do) and eat some Chinese Hokkien noodles along the way. Ah ~ Can't wait until tomorrow....

But before fun time begin I had to do some work for my assigment, visiting Sabah Tourism Board and etc, etc. Hmmm...
Last Chinese New Year I rememered my sister Sarara dancing 'Wonder Girls' famous song which was called 'Nobody'...that's really embarassing!

That's it for today everyone! GONG XI FA CHAI for all

P.s Don't forget to lock your door before you get out from you house especially in this kind of festival...thief might come and try to steal something from your closet

Ah~ Tired...go to sleep again

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