It’s almost the time of Chinese New Year 2010 or it’s also called Lunar New Year by English speakers. This year, Chinese New Year (or Hari Raya Imlek in Indonesian language) will be celebrated at the same with Valentine’s Day, which is February 14th. Unfortunately, this Indonesian National Holiday is at Sunday. I mean unfortunately because I was hoping for extra holiday in workdays. Hahaha. Well, everyone has their wishes.
Chinese New Year 2010 will the transition from Ox Year into Tiger Year. Many things will happen this year, some could be good things, some could be bad things. As for Chinese or whoever celebrates this Lunar New Year, there is belief of Chinese Zodiac, Fortune Cookies and Chinese Lucky Symbols. What are they?
If you are familiar with Astrological Sign, then Chinese Zodiac is quite similar. The difference is Astrological Sign is assigned based on in which date range does your birthday fell and Chinese Zodiac is assigned based on your birth year. There are 12 animals representing the year. As for 2009, the animal is Ox and Tiger for 2010.
Meanwhile, Fortune Cookies is crisp cookie with “fortune” paper wrapped inside it. You can usually find it in Chinese Restaurant or access this Fortune Cookies application.
What about Chinese Lucky Symbols? Chinese characters usually have one or more meanings and some of them are particularly loved by Chinese people. You can pick one for yourself using this Chinese Lucky Symbols application.
Having these three information, I hope you will cherish the Chinese New Year celebration.
By the way, Cap Go Meh will be celebrated on March 1st, 2010. And don’t forget to give me angpao (money in red envelope), OK?
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