Tag Archives: Chinese New Year

Family members – the more the merrier?

Many people in Britain dread the inevitable pressure of family gatherings at Christmas time. For a couple of days you are inveigled into spending time with relatives you normally keep at arm’s length.  The difficult uncle, the whiny brats who … Continue reading

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Guò nián hăo 过年好 – it’s the Year of the Snake

As today is the first day of the New Year let me begin by wishing you Health, Wealth and Happiness! This year is the Year of the Snake, and more specifically, the Year of the Water Snake. The snake is … Continue reading

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Decorating your doorways

I am only just beginning to learn about the many customs surrounding the preparations and celebrations of Chunjie, the Spring Festival which heralds the Chinese New Year. One very important custom is to decorate the entrance doorway of your home … Continue reading

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