Gong Xi Fa Cai

Photo Diary : Under A Wisteria Spell
"Gong Xi Fa Cai" This is the common phrase used on this festive day. Literally means "Wishing you a prosperous year" or "May you have a good fortune"
As usual, the mall is well decorated. Sharon and I couldn't resist but to take more photos under this Wisteria Spell. Read Sharon's new post Here
Let me share with you some fun facts about Chinese New Year, scroll down to read more.
-It is also known as Spring Festival
-Family members will have a Reunion Dinner on the night before Chinese New Year
-Lasted for 15 days
-Longest celebration in Chinese Calendar
-2nd day of CNY is believed to be the Birthday for all dogs. All pets and stray will be fed as ritual.
-It is named after an animal each year, this is a 12 years cycle. Once the cycle is over, the list will begin again. The list in order is : Rat, Ox, Tiger, Rabbit, Dragon, Snake, Horse, Goat, Monkey, Rooster, Dog and Pig.
-Instead of wrapped gifts, children receive red envelope full of money$$. The amount of money is usually an even number. But it cannot be divisible by 4, because 4 means DEATH.
-On New Year's day, no sweeping or dusting takes place as people don't want to sweep away good fortune. Only on the 5th day or after people will remove dirt away, but only via back door!
-On the first day, no one using scissors or knives because it might cut off good fortune.
-On New Year's day, Chinese people are not allowed to wash their hair, as it might wash away good luck for the new year.
-It is unlucky to eat tofu during Chinese New Year because it is white. White means death and misfortune for Chinese.
-Firecrackers are famous during CNY, it is believe to scare the evil spirits away.
-Dragon dances and street fairs are famous too.
-2 Flowers, Plum blossoms and water narcissus are commonly associated with CNY. Symbolise "Courage and Hope" & "Good luck and prosperity"
-People eat whole chicken and it is important that the chicken still has its head, tails and feet intact to symbolise completeness. 
-People will stay at home on the 5th day to welcome the God Of Wealth
-Visiting a friend or families on the 5th day is believed to bring bad luck for both families.
Hope you enjoyed reading these fun facts about Chinese New Year!
Have a good prosperity Sheep Year Everyone!!!

XOXO, Sherina

18 comments:

  1. The place looks magnificent

    Shalay,
    itsjustshalay.blogspot.com

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    1. yes... love the mall during festive season... lovely! xx

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  2. Wow so beautiful photos!♥ I love how there is so much pink!!
    xoxo,
    snowprincessbella.blogspot.com

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    1. haha.. I know right!!! Pink makes everything so beautiful! xx

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  3. Such beautiful photos. You and Sharon have been having fun. Happy Chinese New Year.
    Es x x
    imparfait-treasure.blogspot.co.uk

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  4. Hello, very nice blog. I am following your blog via GFC, it would be really nice if you followed me back. Lovely greets...

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  5. THESE PHOTOS ARE SO BEAUTIFUL. Dude this looks like you have fun c;

    Amy;
    Little Moon Elephant

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  6. I like the pictures very much, they are so festive!
    I am following your blog on GFC (google friend connect). Hope you follow back <3

    Sabina
    http://thisblogbelongstosabi.blogspot.com.ar/

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    1. Thanks Sabina!!! Following you back now! xx

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  7. Wow, so beautiful. *__*
    New post is online... Lovely greets Nessa

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    1. Thanks Nessa... Checking your Blog now! xx

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  8. what a gorgeous place!!

    you are so beautiful! love your shoes here~

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    1. Thanks Sydni!!! I love the shoe as well... got it cheap from Forever 21!! xx

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  9. Wow Love the outfit n u look stunning !
    Would u like 2 follow each other n stay in contact??

    AnanyaTales

    Facebook

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    1. Thanks Ananya! I think I have followed you on GFC :)

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