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Did You Know? Countdown to Chinese New Year (02/09)

Tuesday, February 9th, 2010

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Did You Know?
Facts, Figures & Folklore
about the Chinese New Year

Feb. 09 : 05 Days to Chinese NY

Did you know that youngsters traditionally receive a gift of money from their parents or other elders on Chinese New Year?

The money, an omen of good luck for the coming year, is presented in a red envelope decorated with gold symbols of good fortune. Called Lai See, a red envelope is also traditionally given to couples on their wedding day and to children on their birthdays.

From Bangkok to New York’s Chinatown, the Chinese New Year is the pinnacle celebration for billions of Chinese people around the world. The Chinese New Year is the most important and elaborate holiday in Chinese culture. More than any other Chinese holiday, the New Year stresses the importance of familial ties. Whether it’s family gatherings or citywide celebrations, the New Year is a time rich in traditions and ancient superstitions

The holiday begins on February 14th, 2010, the New Moon on the first day of the Chinese New Year, and continues for 15 days, through the end of the full moon.

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Did You Know? Countdown to Chinese New Year (02/08)

Monday, February 8th, 2010

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Did You Know?
Facts, Figures & Folklore
about the Chinese New Year

Feb. 08 : 06 Days to Chinese NY

Did you know that the Chinese New Year lasts for 15 days ?

The holiday begins on the new moon of the first lunar month of the year. It continues through the start of the full moon. The biggest celebrations during the festival are on the eve of the first day and the last full day.

From Bangkok to New York’s Chinatown, the Chinese New Year is the pinnacle celebration for billions of Chinese people around the world. The Chinese New Year is the most important and elaborate holiday in Chinese culture. More than any other Chinese holiday, the New Year stresses the importance of familial ties. Whether it’s family gatherings or citywide celebrations, the New Year is a time rich in traditions and ancient superstitions

The holiday begins on February 14th, 2010, the New Moon on the first day of the Chinese New Year, and continues for 15 days, through the end of the full moon.

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Did You Know? Countdown to Chinese New Year (02/07)

Sunday, February 7th, 2010

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Did You Know?
Facts, Figures & Folklore
about the Chinese New Year

Feb. 07 : 07 Days to Chinese NY

Did you know that preparation for the Chinese New Year begins the month before with a special day known as the Sweeping of the Grounds?

Chinese fastidiously clean their homes and business in preparation of the holiday. They also hang red scrolls on their gates to usher in good fortune.

From Bangkok to New York’s Chinatown, the Chinese New Year is the pinnacle celebration for billions of Chinese people around the world. The Chinese New Year is the most important and elaborate holiday in Chinese culture. More than any other Chinese holiday, the New Year stresses the importance of familial ties. Whether it’s family gatherings or citywide celebrations, the New Year is a time rich in traditions and ancient superstitions

The holiday begins on February 14th, 2010, the New Moon on the first day of the Chinese New Year, and continues for 15 days, through the end of the full moon.

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Holiday Reminder: Chinese New Year 2010

Monday, February 1st, 2010

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Holiday Reminder:
Chinese New Year will be celebrated on Sunday February 14th, 2010.

For more info visit our Chinese New Year celebration – Chinese New Year on the Net.

Its February (and I Feel Fine)

Monday, February 1st, 2010

Welcome February!

Its February, the 2nd and shortest month of the year. Its still winter and cold up here in the Northern Hemisphere. But we’ll know more tomorrow, Groundhogs Day (Feb 02), whether its another 6 weeks of Winter or hopefully an early Spring.

This month we’re celebrating Black History Month, the aim of which is …

… to expose the harms of racial prejudice and to cultivate black self-esteem following centuries of socio-economic oppression. It is also an opportunity to recognize significant contributions to society made by people with African heritage.*

And February’s also the time for cherry pies and “no telling lies” as we celebrate President’s Day (Feb 15). And while it seems to be mostly a weekend of sales, sales, sales we will be celebrating all the Presidents of the United States.

And lets not forget the big celebration this month; Valentine’s Day (Feb 14). A day set aside to intimidate men into spending too much on not much. (I kid! I kid!) So there is still time to start putting together a great Valentine’s Day for your love. We’ve go lots to help you get prepared; whether its craft/gift ideas, a sensuous dessert recipe to help get things in the mood, or even free holiday eCards to send your valentine – we’ve got it all here. So join us as we celebrate Valentine’s Day.

There are lots of other celebrations to observe. There’s the Chinese New Year on the 14th and a “Gong Xi Fa Cái” to the Year of the Tiger!

We’ll also be celebrating Mardi Gras soon after. So get out your “beads, doubloons, cups, and trinkets” as we celebrate Fat Tuesday on Feb. 16th. And once the fog, and the hangovers, clears the next morning it’s on to Ash Wednesday (Feb 17) and the beginning of the Lenten season.

And we’ll be closing out the month with the joyous Jewish holiday of Purim which begins at sundown on the 27th, continuing into the 28th. Did you know one of the tenants of Purim is to “drink to you drop?” Sweeeeet!

Here’s some fun facts about February…

Month of year: 2nd
Days: 28
Birthstone: Amethyst
Flower: Violet
Season: Winter
Horoscope: Aquarius, Pisces
History: February, named for the Roman purification ritual Februa, was one of the last months added to the Roman calendar.
Important Observances:
Black History Month, Groundhog Day, Valentine’s Day, Chinese New Year, Mardi Gras, Ash Wednesday, Purim

And remember – someone, somewhere is celebrating something. And we are too! So join us as we celebrate the holidays of the year. One day at a time.

Happy February!!

*Source: wikipedia – Black History Month

links:
Valentine’s Day : Amore on the Net
Mardi Gras : Mardi Gras on the Net
Independence Day on the Net : President’s Day
Purim: Purim on the Net

Holiday Reminder: Chinese New Year 2010

Monday, January 25th, 2010

chineseny
Holiday Reminder:
Chinese New Year will be celebrated on Sunday February 14th, 2010.

For more info visit our Chinese New Year celebration – Chinese New Year on the Net.

Holiday Reminder: Chinese New Year 2010

Monday, January 11th, 2010

Holiday Reminder: Chinese New Year 2010, the year of the Tiger, will be celebrated on February 14th 2010.

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