Jumat, 29 Januari 2010

Chinese New Year of 2010, Are You Ready?

February 14, 2010 marks the start of the Year of the Tiger on the Chinese Lunar Calendar, while it is also the Valentine Day in some countries on this day. Chinese New Year is the most important traditional festival in China as well as the Christmas Day in Western countries.
New Year is also called “GuoNian” by Chinese people. It legends of that there was a big monster “Nian” who usually came out to hurt and eat people in the village. But one day people occasionally found that the monster was afraid of the red things and big sound during the fighting against him. At last, the villagers defeated thoroughly of the monster with this way. Therefore, people would celebrate the monster ran away and prevent it come again with red things like wear red cloth and firecrackers on this day in the ancient time. And the word “Guo” in Chinese has both the meaning of "pass-over" and "observe".
For the modern people of China, they may neglect the meaning on preventing monster, but they are treat this day as the most important festival which is celebrated with big family gatherings, gift giving, the eating of symbolic foods and display of festive decorations--all focused on bringing good luck for the new year and celebrating the coming of Spring.
In a word, Chinese New Year is full of funs. People will buy all kinds of things to decorate their home, such as variety “?” picture whether on paintings, Chinese knot or others to paste on walls, antithetical red couplets to paste the both side of the door, Chinese paper cutting and so forth. No matter where you go, you can find festival atmosphere.
The New Year of 2010 will come soon, and it is time for people to prepare the things for Chinese New Year. Have you fell behind? 2010 is also the year of tiger, so the tiger will become the main popular goods except those basically things for New Year. If you want to experience some atmosphere of Chinese New Year and buy special Chinese things to your girl/boy friend on Valentine Day, welcome to our Chinese gifts shop.

In the new year there is now a regular on the popular modern society do. Traditionally red packets are also handed out to younger generation by their parents, grand parents, relatives, and even close neighbors and friends during Chinese New Year. Nowadays giving red packets as a bonus at the year-end by employers becomes popular and Chinese new year parcel is also a tradition of giving to business associates or relatives.

Giving Chinese new year parcel to employees prior to the New Year is also a good idea. This can be either a gift or a bonus. If it is as a gift, the money should be just right for a gift. If as a bonus, you may enclose a check in the parcel gift and hand it out in an office.

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