Saturday, February 17, 2007

Happy New Year

新年快樂
xin1 nian2 kuai4 le4
Happy New Year


From midnight tonight it will be the year of the pig, so we went to a Chinese bookshop and bought a new year pig to hang in the lounge room.



It is the tradition that you should stay up all night tonight to see the sun rise. I'm not sure if I will make that, though it is a Saturday night for a change.

This year people in Taiwan are getting about 9 days holiday, though the New Year period lasts about 2 weeks and finishes with the Lantern Festival. One thing I miss about Chinese New Year in Taiwan is the sound of fire crackers. It's just not the same when it's so quiet.

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