Happy Lunar New Year!
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