新年快乐! Happy new year! A Chinese year has passed already, the year of the Dragon is over and a new one, the year of the Snake, is starting!
I’m doing a Sunday post, I know, but this is to let you know that I won’t be at home on Monday and Tuesday, since from today I am going to celebrate the new year in a hotel! As the tradition wishes it to. Well, the Chinese-Mauritians’ tradition, hehe.
What I usually do for the Chinese New Year:
On the Chinese new year eve, we have a family dinner at my grandmother’s house. There’s a lot of food! 😀
We enjoy family moments, and later at midnight, we light firecrackers!
And also at 7.00 a.m. next morning.
Then we go to church, since we are also of the Catholic faith and every year, every church celebrates the new year with us, again by starting the mass with firecrackers.
After that… hotel time!
Don’t worry I’ll be back on Tuesday, thus on Wednesday you’ll hear from me 🙂
For all those who are celebrating, have fun! For the others… have fun as well!
May this year brings luck and success to all!
An Evil Nymph.
- Chinese world worries that Year of Snake may bite (dailystar.com.lb)
- Happy Chinese New Year! (stepintothecruz.wordpress.com)
- China Welcomes New Year With Fireworks (on.aol.com)
- The Chinese New Year: More About the Year of the Snake (theepochtimes.com)
- Chinese New Year 2013: Preparations On To Welcome Year Of Snake [PHOTOS] (ibtimes.com)
- What Chinese Say About People Born in the Year of the Snake (theepochtimes.com)
- Chinese New Year 2013 rings in Year of the Snake (earthsky.org)
40 thoughts on “Happy Chinese New Year! 恭禧发财!”
Ahhhhh, the food ! !
Yes the food! Chinese people just can’t help it ^^
Looks very yummy! 🙂
It was 🙂
I hope this is the right saying, Wànshìrúyì May all your wishes be fulfilled!
I don’t really know how to communicate in Chinese… but well, thanks!
Have a great time – My son is a Snake 🙂
Thanks! My father is one!
Happy Chinese new year!! What is your sign? I’m a Fire Tiger 🙂
Best wishes for the year ahead, have a good one!
Thank you! I’m a pig, though I don’t know which one.
Oh cool! Both of my brothers are pigs, they are twelve years apart 🙂
Pigs are cool!
Happy Chinese New Year!! The Casino I stayed at last week in Las Vegas went crazy with NY decorations! They were beautiful! Signed, Monkey 🙂
Thank you 🙂 Wow awesome!
Gung Hay Fat Choy! Wishing you a beautiful year! Karen
Thank you and same to you 🙂
Happy Chinese New Year!
Kung Hei Fat Choy! I hope every wish comes true in the most beautiful of ways ^_^
Aww thanks a lot!
Wow, that’s a lot of food! Happy New Year 🙂
Indeed and I’ve gained weight! lol! Thanks!
I didn’t know they celebrated that in Mauritius. Do you have a lot of Chinese people there? The Lunar New Year is the second biggest holiday of the year in Korea too, but here it’s a family thing and no one sets off firecrackers. 😦 Since I’m not Korean, it’s just a day off work for me.
About 10% of the population is Chinese, but well here we all accept and celebrate every culture’s festivals so… 🙂 It’s still a family think here as well anyway. We celebrate in family. Aw that’s too bad… hope you had a wonderful new year anyway! A day off is something at least! Best wishes!
Happy Chinese New Year, Daph!
nice food happy new year
Hehe thank you!
Wish you a Happy Chinese New Year
Thanks loads 🙂
Just so you know, in Malaysia and Singapore it’s in Mandarin… so, “Gong Xi Fa Cai” to you & the whole family. Cheers for the Water Snake, whatever that means!
I’m still very curious about your ancestry, and how you landed in Mauritius. I guess it’s none of my business, but if you can, do write about this “journey”… Curiosity killed the cat, but hey, I’m not one.. haha!
It’s become even more fascinating for me, to find out that you are a Chinese, and that people actually celebrate CNY (Chinese New Year) in Mauritius!! Peace.. 🙂
Thank you! Best wishes!
Um well I was born in Mauritius and haven’t lived anywhere else but if you want to know about my ancestors, it’s simply that the Europeans living in Mauritius some centuries ago just had to recruit Asian people to work so… that’s how my family landed in Mauritius and how Mauritius actually became a multi-cultural country 🙂
Happy Chinese New Year to you! 🙂
A belated thanks to you 🙂
love learning about customs and culltures and pastimes as well as meeting new people
a most Happy Chinese New Year to you!
It’s a pleasure for me to share my culture to the world 🙂
Hi Evilny. immensely interesting tradition ,,the food ,the pictures .Thank you for liking my Quotation( If l tell…) Have a great weekend. Happy Chines new year.jalal
Thank you! You’re welcome! Have a great week 🙂