Happy Chinese New Year! 恭禧发财!

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!

chinese new year of the snake 2013

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! 😀

chinese new year family dinner food

 

We enjoy family moments, and later at midnight, we light firecrackers!

And also at 7.00 a.m. next morning.

firecrackers chinese new year

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.

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40 thoughts on “Happy Chinese New Year! 恭禧发财!

  1. rohan7things says:

    Happy Chinese new year!! What is your sign? I’m a Fire Tiger 🙂

    Best wishes for the year ahead, have a good one!

    Rohan.

  2. David Stewart says:

    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.

    • evilnymphstuff says:

      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!

  3. Stephen Tan says:

    Hi Daph,
    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!
    🙂

    • Stephen Tan says:

      hi Daph,
      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.. 🙂

      • evilnymphstuff says:

        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 🙂

  4. jalal michael sabbagh.http://gravatar.com/jmsabbagh86@gmail.com says:

    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

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