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According to the Chinese Zodiac, the Year of 2010 is the Year of a Golden Tiger, which begins on February 14, 2010 and ends on February 2, 2011.

Year of the Golden Tiger



Gong Xi Fa Cai!



Happy Chinese New Year!



A happy and prosperous new year!



Red envelopes are mainly presented at social and family gatherings such as weddings or on holidays such as the Lunar New Year. The red color of the envelope symbolizes good luck and is supposed to ward off evil spirits.

The amount of money contained in the envelope usually ends with an even digit, in accordance with Chinese beliefs; for instance 88 and 168 are both lucky numbers. It is a widespread tradition that money should not be given in fours, or the number four should not appear in the amount, as the pronunciation of the word "four" resembles that of the word "death", and it signifies bad luck for many Chinese.

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A very Prosperous and Happy Chinese New Year!

Kong Hei Fatt Choy!

Keong Hee Huat Chai!

Gong Xi Fa Cai!


Comments

  1. Kung Hee Fat Choy with Aloha, Friend!


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  2. Wow a really nice Tigerly post!!

    Kong Hee Fatt Choy.

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  3. Wenn, happy new year to you! Gong Xi Fa Cai!

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  4. Gong Xi Fa Cai and Happy Chinese New Year to you and your family!

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  5. Also a Happy New Year to China from old Germany!
    Servus and have a nice day
    Kvelli

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  6. As a kid yes would adhere to the 'see no evil, talk no evil and hear no evil' especially the "die-die" thingy. But as years go by I sort of realised that it is not so much that we are afraid of dying when we dare not or cannot say "die" but just a reminder to us to have positive thinking at all times during CNY and the rest of the year. The old Chinese tradition is already into the Law of Attraction a few thousand years ago but with another way of approach. TQ

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  7. Wishing you a Blessed New Year. May lotsa glad tidings pour on your loved-ones and you. :)
    +Ant+

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  8. This is the best year yet! Happy Chinese New Year wenn!

    http://vanillaseven.com/2010/02/10/buddha-tooth-relic-temple-part-3-the-temple/

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  9. Wishing you a blessed Gong Xi Fa Chai! done all your preparations yet?

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  10. happy cny wenn, i miss those greeting cards, hope they wont vanish with time

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  11. happy cny wenn, i miss those greeting cards, hope they wont vanish with time

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  12. Red is the must have colour during Chinese new Year! :)

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  13. Kong Hei Fatt Choy To You and Your Family, Wenn!!!

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  14. Happy New Year to you and your family. Have a great one!

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  15. Thank you for visiting my blog.
    Gong Xi Fai Cai to you and your family.

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  16. oh, thanks for letting me know next year's CNY is on 3rd Feb!! haha.. :p

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  17. I'm went all red on Feb 4th which the first day of the Chinese Solar Calendar. I'm going red again on 14th Feb, which is CNY! Haha!

    Other days, I'll stick to my favourite blue! LOL!

    Have a happy and prosperous CNY to you and family! : )

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  18. Wow! A number of grammatical errors, haha! Let me correct the first sentence. Supposed to read like this - I went all red on Feb 4th which is the first day of the Chinese Solar Calendar.

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  19. I hope this year brings good health and wellbeing most esp for my newborn =)

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  20. Golden Tiger, no wonder price of gold shoot up so high lah! LOL!

    Wishing you and your family Happy & Prosperous Chinese New Year!

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  21. Gong Xi Fa Cai!, can i have ang pow? (^_^).

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  22. Yes! Happy New Year Wenn! It's my mother's year--- Hope she will do well.

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  23. Happy New Year ! That will be a good year for my DIL, she is a Tiger !

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  24. I didn't know this info, thanks for this post Wenn.

    Advance Happy Valentine's Day

    His Unfailing Love

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  25. These are beautiful! Not due till the 13th, Saturday...The others will see you then!
    Happy Thursday!!

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  26. GONG XI FA CAI!
    Wishing you HEALTH,
    WEALTH AND HAPPINESS!
    hugs
    shakira

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  27. Happy New Year Wenn! I hope you will share some more info about this as I enjoy learning about other cultures. I like the money story.

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  28. Happy Chinese New Year to you :)

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  29. Gong Xi Fa Cai!
    Happy Valentine's Day! :D

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  30. Hello Wenn,

    Thanks for the Info. I was born in the year of the Dragon and I am proud of it although I don't look like a dragon. Hahahah... I like dragon fly better actually.

    I'm not sure whether you are a Chinese. but one thing for sure, I would like to wish you a Happy Holiday. Enjoy yourself yeah?

    reptoz.blogspot.com

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  32. Happy New year to you.

    What are you preparing for your reunion menu?

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  33. blessed new year to you & your family!

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  34. Hi Wenn, happy new year to you and family. Best regards, Lee.

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  35. Kong Hei Fatt Choy to you and family!!

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  36. Very nice post, Wenn!
    Happy New Year to you and your family!

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  37. I like the ring of "Year of the Golden Tiger." Thanks for the info which is fascinating and interesting.

    Great photos.

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  38. Happy New Year! What a great entry for the challenge. I love your food posts as well. The dishes are so different from what we get here. Ours are so Americanized and we say we're eating "Chinese".

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  39. Love the reds! "Year of a Golden Tiger" sounds exciting. Happy Chinese New Year to you too!

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  40. Thank you for the cheerful red pictures! Happy new year to you!

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  41. Happy new year to you, too. Love your photos.

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