Saturday, January 24, 2009

Chinese New Year

We have been learning about the traditions that take place during Chinese New Year. Over a two-week period from the 26th January till the 15th of February many celebrations are held. This Sunday is New Year's Eve so on that day all families congregate for a special meal, usually at the home of the grandparents. Pork ribs on the barbecue and pineapple tarts are some examples of the food shared. Wish cards are given to single family members with money in them, but only in "even figures", ie. $2, $4 etc.... not odd numbers.
It is customary to buy oneself a new clothes outfit for New Year. I asked if it was to wear to anything special and the answer was 'No.. just to have!' 

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