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Step it up in 2015, plant seeds of kindness and thoughtfulness so that opportunities of capturing happiness abound.Chinese New Year
This year, the Chinese New Year marks the Year of the Sheep, the 8th animal in the 12-animal cycle of the Chinese zodiac. Those born under the Sheep sign are believed to be gentle, mild-mannered, shy, sympathetic, amicable and brimming with a strong sense of kindheartedness and justice.
Chinese New Year was a grand celebration when I was growing up in Singapore. Firecrackers are let off to scare monsters and chase away bad luck. And at the time firecrackers were legal, I remember waking up in the morning to a city covered in a red carpet of confetti. It was beautiful and it was a time for big celebrations to show off Chinese culture and traditions, and to let both Chinese and non-Chinese alike learn more about Chinese New Year and its history. Parades and festivals pop up all over the city, and street celebrations often included a traditional lion dance which is thought to bring good luck.
As the lion dances and moves from place to place he looks for some green vegetables such as lettuce which are hung above the doors of houses or businesses. Hidden in the leaves is a red packet of money. The lion eats the lettuce and red packet. He then scatters lettuce leaves to symbolize a fresh start for the New Year and the spreading of good luck.It was a fun time visiting friends and getting together. Part of this getting together is also part of having huge meals including the special raw fish dish, “Yusheng”. This dish consists of strips of raw fish, mixed vegetables and a special sauce. Yusheng is considered a symbol of abundance and prosperity.Visiting a Chinese friend for the New Year, also means bringing them a gift. Food items are always welcome, especially if they are wrapped in red, gold or orange to symbolize prosperity. Alcohol, fruits especially oranges and sweets are some popular gifts. More importantly, the gift of the red envelope containing money is always well received. Usually the red packet is given by adults, especially married couples, and elderly to young children. It was believed that the money in the red packet will suppress the evil from the children, keep them healthy, and give them a long life.If you need more gift suggestions or assistance, just contact us at Tel: 604-689-5027
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