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Wednesday, January 18, 2012

Chinese New Year's Eve

On the eve of New Year, the family whether near or far will gather at their parents house for the ritual feast. This symbol of family ties firmly at its heart social harmony. New year's dinner is usually a hereditary traditions such as roast duck, pork, oysters, and vegetables 'Prosperity' is eaten with alcohol.

After Finished, the whole family will pray and perform rituals 'Shuo sui', which are believed to extend life of a person. For the elderly, new year's eve will be spent by playing 'mah jong' as entertainment to enhance relations between family members. Precise moment at midnight, firecrackers and fireworks will be burned, marking the new year begins.


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