Gong Hei Fat Choi, Happy Chinese New Year!

I totally forgot about it!  

Back home in Hawaii, we would be lighting up a long string of red firecrackers, to ward off the mischievous spirits from our homes and places of business.  It was a must for me to give a red envelope filled with coins for luck and prosperity for the coming year to the lion dancers.  Oh and eating so many different, yummy goodies, SIGH!   I don’t think that I’ll be finding that here in the middle of the desert.

In the Chinese calendar, this is the year of the Snake. Ancient Chinese wisdom says a Snake in the house is a good omen because it means your family will not starve. This could be taken metaphorically to mean that a Snake could never have a problem with his family starving because he is such a great mediator, making him good at business.  The Snake is keen and cunning, quite intelligent and wise.

year of the snake

Do you know what ‘sign’ you are?

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2 thoughts on “Gong Hei Fat Choi, Happy Chinese New Year!

  1. Joey February 11, 2013 at 11:08 am Reply

    How can we find out our sign?…..what’s on the ‘lucky’ foods list? I know red is the color of choice but am curious about what’s on the menu..and for how long?

    Wishing you all the best this new year

    Joey

  2. auntiedoni February 11, 2013 at 4:23 pm Reply

    I hope that you will do a search for your Chinese Lunar sign, Joey, it could be interesting to compare the different cultural believes. As to the foods, well, I just ate whatever the nice ladies put in front of me! Didn’t always know the names, but they sure tasted good.
    Wishing you and your family a prosperous year,
    auntiedoni

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