Lunar New Year

Happy Lunar New Year!

CNY Greeting

It’s been a tradition in my family since I were little. Although that there are some changes on the practice. Some of the elements, that I used to have back then, are disappeared.

How my family celebrate this:

1. We will pray on the new year eve to the god.

2. Eat mee-sua for breakfast on the next day.

3. Go to my parents relatives.

my favorite part is,

4. Exchange hong bao (red packets ~ lit.)

(though maybe not my parents favorite part haha..)

Sometimes, D-1, the day before the big day, we will go to my grand parents house for praying too. (they have passed away when I was at primary school).

You can see that this  new year involves a lot of praying and it’s family oriented.

And it continues till most of my uncles and aunts have their own nuclear family, their children, in-laws, grandchildren. Thus, the celebration is getting smaller and smaller within their own family.

After reading wiki, I find that the practice we have in my country ~ Indonesia, is slightly different or uncommon. From the day to day festives or the foods..

Anyway.. That’s why we called it culture isn’t it, it changes accordingly.. 😀

So, for those who celebrate it, the festives or the holiday, let me say to you

恭喜发财 ~ gōng xǐ fā cái ~ Congratulations and Prosperity
年年有馀 ~ nián nián yǒu yú ~ Wishing you prosperity every year
和家平安 ~ he jia ping an ~ Family to safe and well
身体健康 ~ shen ti jian kang ~ To be healthy
万事如意 ~ wan shi ru yi ~ Good luck