Monday, January 26, 2009

Happy Chinese New (Niu)Year ,Kung Hey Fat Choy! from Millennium Harbourview Hotel Xiamen

in Millennium Harbourview Hotel Xiamen , the red laterns are decoraed as a tradition , and the peach blossom tree is right at the middle to bring all the message of luck and fortune .

You have got the most blessing of the year in Chinese New Year ,people also say Kung Hey Fat Choy ( Cantonese pronounciation) ,which means May fortune be with you! Since this year 2009 is the year of Ox, and the pronouciation of ox is 'Niu' in Chinese , so recently people may say in double blessing : Happy 'Niu' Year !

And Why red? we Chinese people call deliver the new year 'Guo Nian' .Why is that?

According to tales and legends, the beginning of Chinese New Year started with the fight against a mythical beast called the Nian or "Year" in Chinese. Nian would come on the first day of New Year to devour livestock, crops, and even villagers, especially children. To protect themselves, the villagers would put food in front of their doors at the beginning of every year. It was believed that after the Nian ate the food they prepared, it wouldn’t attack any more people. One time, people saw that the Nian was scared away by a little child wearing red. The villagers then understood that the Nian was afraid of the color red. Hence, every time when the New Year was about to come, the villagers would hang red lanterns and red spring scrolls on windows and doors. People also used firecrackers to frighten away the Nian. From then on, the Nian never came to the village again. The Nian was eventually captured by Hongjunlaozu, an ancient Taoist monk. The Nian became Hongjunlaozu's mount.

Well , that is fun!

and The god of fortune in Chinese tradintion is also coming,

The red pack is a tradition of China for the senior people or the bosses in companies to give away money and brings luck to everyone.

Lucky draw is an activity in Millennium Harbourview Hotel Xiamen , the dinner diners can draw lucky gifts during Chinese New Year. Good luck to all!

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