Chinese New Year celebration is also known as the Spring Festival. This year the Chinese celebrate Spring Festival on Thursday 19 February, and ends on 5 March.
This year also marks the start of the Year of the Wood Sheep, according to the Lunar New Year calendar in the Chinese zodiac. As the year 2015 is the Year of the Wood Sheep, it is believed that those born under under this sign are going to have a good year, with plenty of good luck and opportunities ahead.
People born in the Year of the Sheep are thought to be loyal, good nature and kind.
Like Christmas in the West, people exchange gifts during the Spring Festival. The most common gifts are red envelopes. Red envelopes have money in, and are given to children and (retired) seniors.
Do refer to the Significant of Ang Pows in my last year post to know more about the importance of these red packets.
During the next 15 days, friends and family will visit each other to exchange gifts and wish each other a prosperous new year.
Here, I take this opportunity to wish all my Chinese readers :
*Μay Yοu Have The Pοckets of Ηappiness,
Τhat Will Αttract Αll The Good Wishes,
Τhis Year, Ι Αm Ρutting First Wish Ιn It,
Βy Wishing You Α Bountiful Lunar Νew Year!*
*Fun, Jοy, Happiness, Ρeace, Lοve, Luck, will cοme to you, with my special Wish*
*Always welcome the new morning with a new spirit, a smile on your face, love in your heart and good thoughts in your mind*
*With each passing moments, let us embrace the Lunar New Year with a brighter, colorful, and joyous future!*
*May the Goat year bring you life full of joy that never fade, hopes that never die, strength that never weakens and take you as high as the sky. Wishing you a very Happy & Prosperous Chinese New Year*
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