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Posted January 24th, 2013 - 3:23 am by from Guanajuato, Mexico (Permalink)
Hey guys!

My name is Diana and i am an art student from Mexico that currently lives in Switzerland.

Me, my boyfriend and a friend of ours are traveling to Hong Kong this February 9th with the specific presuppose of celebrating CNY! We are really excited and we would like to know as much as possible about the celebtration, traditions, the parade, the count down, the year of the snake, everything you can share with us!
So, we will be really thankful for all your tips, suggestions, ideas, invitations... anything you can tell us will be apreciated.

We are also wondering if there will be any sort fo CS event for this day, as we have heard Chinese new year is something celebrated with friends and family. So we would love to attend to any dinner, friends get together, family dinners or anything. as i-ve said, we would like to celebrate as traditional as possible.

We also have heard that we have to dress red and give presents in red envelopes? any further explanations here?

And in case anybody have any Cheap Hostel suggestion or would be willing to host, please let us know!

Thanks a lot for all your help guys!!
We really appreciate it!!

Looking forward to meet you and have a great time in HK!

Big kiss and hugs,


Posted January 24th, 2013 - 3:41 am by from Hong Kong Island, China (Permalink)

For The CHinese New Year, People will pour out their money to buy presents, decoration, material, food, and clothing. It is also traditional for every family to thoroughly cleanse the house, in order to sweep away any ill-fortune and to make way for good incoming luck. Windows and doors will be decorated with red colour paper-cuts and couplets with popular themes of "good fortune" or "happiness", "wealth", and "longevity." On the Eve of Chinese New Year, supper is a feast with families. Food will include such items as pigs, ducks, chicken and sweet delicacies. The family will end the night with firecrackers. Early the next morning, children will greet their parents by wishing them a healthy and happy new year, and receive money in red paper envelopes. The Chinese New Year tradition is to reconcile, forget all grudges and sincerely wish peace and happiness for everyone.