Kung Hei Fat Choy!
Kung Hei Fat Choy! Today marks the beginning of the Year of the Ox … and I am celebrating it of course. There are chocolates and cookies and keenu in my office for all visitors. My staff got laisee packets this morning.
Kung Hei … Kung Hei to all of you. May the year of the Ox bring joy, love, prosperity and good fortune to all of you … and, most importantly, may it bring peace to our region and the rest of the world.
Chinese New Year is much like Eid – it is a family time. It is the time to visit friends and family, to wear new clothes, give “laisee” (or lucky money) and eat, eat, eat. What kind of food is eaten at Chinese New Year. A lot of the food is symbolic. Dumplings for instance are popular because they look like golden nuggets, oranges because they symbolize completeness and wholeness and long noodles are served to symbolize long life. Sticky rice cakes and sweets are also served.
Here is a Chinese New Year song to mark the occasion. Have a great Year of the Ox.
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