Sunday, February 7, 2010

Chinese New Year 2010

This year's Chinese New Year happens to be on the same day as the Valentine's Day. It is very special to many people so as my family 'cos this is the first year for us to celebrate with our new baby.

My parents have a tradition. Every Chinese New Year Eve, every kid in the family receives 2 red pocket monies. And we must put them under our pillow and sleep overnight. We are not allowed to open them until the next morning.

These 2 red pocket monies are very different from any other red pocket monies from my parents or any others. They have very special wishes from our parents. They carry the wishes of good health and great new year.

My husband and I decided to carry on with this tradition. We are going to put 2 red pocket monies under the mattress in the crib ('cos it's just a baby) on New Year Eve for our little one.

Wish you all Happy Chinese New Year ("Kung Hei Fat Choi") and Happy Valentine's Day.

P.S. The 15th day of the Chinese New Year is the Chinese Lantern Festival which is also the Chinese Valentine's Day. To learn more, click here.

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