Thursday, February 11, 2010

Chinese New Year 2010

Chinese New Year 2010Chinese Near Year 2010 begins on Sunday 14 February this year, which also happens to be Valentine's Day.

On New Year's Day young members of the family are given hong bao (红包) or lai see (利是), lucky red envelopes containing gifts of money. Everyone wears new clothes and puts on their best behavior, making a special effort not to lie, swear or raise their voice. It is also considered bad luck to break anything on New Year's Day.

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