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- Chinese Lunar New Year 2016 — the year of the Monkey
- Why is the Lunar New Year always a red affair?
- How is Chinese New Year celebrated in Malaysia?
- How to use coupons, deals and discount codes?
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The Chinese Lunar Year typically lands on the first day of the lunar month and the celebrations continue for 15 days, until the moon is full. For 2016, it will be the year of the Monkey, also the 9th animal in the 12-year cycle.
Chinese people believe that each animal sign has associated characteristics and people who were born under the Monkey sign are believed to be especially sociable, enthusiastic and intelligent. However, ‘Monkeys’ can also be short tempered and even jealous on occasion. Notable people born under this sign include rock star Mick Jagger, James Bond actor Daniel Craig, Charles Dickens, Leonardo Da Vinci and Julius Caesar, all whom are extremely successful people in their respective careers. ‘Monkeys’ are great leaders!
Fortune prediction is a very popular tradition during the Lunar New Year and predictions are often made based on your birth year and your Chinese zodiac signs. There are various forecasting methods using the entire Chinese astrology birth charts, birth dates and times, and many more methods.
According to the Chinese Five Elements Horoscopes, Monkey is related to the Metal and Water element. Metal is connected to gold while Water is connected to wisdom and danger. Therefore, in the year 2016 all are predicted to deal with lots of financial events in the year of the Monkey. Monkey has a smart, naughty, wily and vigilant nature. So, if you want to have good returns for your money investment, you need to outsmart the playful Monkey. Metal is also connected to the Wind which implies that status of events will be facing quick changes so better think twice before making major changes for your finances, career opportunities, business and people relationships.
The colour red is prominent during the Lunar New Year celebrations. Red lanterns, red themed decorations at shopping malls, visitors to the capital city of Malaysia, Kuala Lumpur will definitely find this sight an interesting and beautiful one. The Chinese New Year is also known as Lunar New Year by majority of Asians or the Spring Festival by Chinese in China. Celebrated for over 4,000 years, this holiday originated in China as farmers begin their celebration to mark the end of winter and the beginning of spring. It was also a festival to honour family ancestors as well as other holy or sacred beings.
Red colour has always held a significant place in the hearts of the Chinese and especially during Chinese New Year celebrations. Specifically, people wear red clothes, decorate poems on red paper and “lucky” money in red envelopes are given to children. Chinese people believe that red symbolizes fire, which traditionally was believed to prevent bad luck.
Therefore, it is common for people to buy new clothes or get new haircuts as a way to make a fresh start before the year ends. At iprice Malaysia coupon page, you can find wonderfully Red clothing deals for your Chinese New Year affair. Check out Zalora coupon page and Yesasia coupon page. Besides that, according to Chinese tradition, whatever someone does or wear on New Year’s Day sets the precedent for the rest of the year. So, it is a customary tradition to wear new clothes and avoid doing any money borrowing on New Year’s Day.
Chinese New Year is celebrated by the Chinese population in mainland China, Hong Kong, Taiwan, Singapore, Indonesia, the Philippines, Malaysia and Chinatowns in other cities worldwide that have high Chinese populations. Just like any other festival in Malaysia, Chinese New Year is basically the time of the year to get together with family and friends. Even if you are not celebrating it yourself, like with all Malaysian holidays, the festive spirit is very contagious.
The Chinese New Year is celebrated over a span of 15 days and each day has specific roles, such as visiting family on one day or eating certain foods on another day. To prepare for the celebrations, people would thoroughly clean their houses and sweep the floors to get rid of dirt, dust, and bad luck, which are inauspicious “breaths” that have been collected over the old year. Get effective cleaning tools for your preparation with Lazada coupons at iprice Malaysia. This is also because no sweeping or dusting is to take place in a Chinese home on New Year’s Day (only from the 5th day onwards dirt and dust are allowed to be swept out from the back door) as people don’t want to sweep away the good fortune.
Yee sang or Prosperity Toss is usually made up of strips of raw fish, mixed with shredded vegetables and a variety of sauces and condiments, among other ingredients
Besides cleaning, food preparation shall also take place side by side so that all efforts can be enjoyed by the whole family during the celebrations. Not only it is a family gathering event, the meal on the eve of the Chinese New Year also symbolises family unity. Also called the reunion dinner, the whole family gathers at home to feast on special treats like yee sang (a collection of mixed ingredients like vegetables) as well as the typical fish or chicken dishes. This is also an opportunity for the family to get together and exchange gifts. Then, at the stroke of midnight, older family members (married people ahem.. ahem) will give out red packets aka angpow to younger family members. It is a tradition to give out money in these red envelopes to reinforce positive feelings.
On Chinese New Year day, everyone will be busy with various activities, including decorating with duilian (a pair of scrolls with poetry written), giving or receiving angpo, spending time with relatives. On the second day of Chinese New Year onwards, visiting friends and families, having more meals and gatherings, playing cards with small bets of money and watching dragon or lion dances will be the tradition, some will also go to the cinema to catch a Chinese festive movie. Malaysia also has its unique open house concept whereby homes are open for friends and family to visit, regardless of race and religion.
On the seventh day of Chinese New Year is considered to be the birthday of ordinary or common men and is known as the Day of Men or Men Day. According to Chinese tradition, the goddess Nuwa created human beings from yellow clay on this day so it is everyone’s birthday. Chap Goh Mei, or the fifteenth day of Chinese New Year, is once again celebrated with much enthusiasm. Homes are again decked in brightly decorated lights and legend has it that young and unmarried women could throw tangerines into the sea if they wish to get a good husband. This tradition has undergone a modern twist where the females still toss Mandarin oranges into the sea but now they have written their telephone numbers on them. Men in boats will then row over and fish out the oranges! The singles carry out this practice good-naturedly and have fun with their friends on that final night of the New Year celebrations.
Once Chap Goh Mei has passed, daily life resumes with new hopes to have a prosperous year ahead!
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