February 13, 2010

Xin Nian Kuai Le! Happy New Year! Gung Hay Fat Choy!

Happy New Year wishes from Sinomania! 2010 is the Year of the Tiger and year 4,707 of the Chinese calendar, one of the oldest and longest running in world history.

Chinese New Year (still officially called "Spring Festival" by the Chinese government) is the most important family holiday of the year. As in the USA during Thanksgiving, Chinese travel across the country to reunite with family. Next week is a week long national holiday in China known as a "golden" week. Retail sales usually skyrocket during this period and huge amounts of money exchange hands as family give lai see or hong bao (red envelopes filled with crisp paper money)...,


4707 golden week - 2010 golden horde equals an nam af ghan win won.
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