Today is the 1st day of Chinese New Year. It is a 15 days celebration with each day denoting a special meaning. Click here for detailed explanation. All I know is that we will have another celebration on the 15th day of the Lunar New Year, but this year it falls on February 24 – the day of my Tokyo Marathon! Then the next day, on the 16th day of the Lunar calendar is my birthday!
Simple deco at home. Pomelo for good fortune, mandarins for luck, Chinese water-lilies for luck as well – our helper had to buy the root and cultivate it to grow, if the lily-root does not grow and bloom it brings bad luck. The goodies are for guests who come visit. The spinsters and bachelors get red packets or ‘lai see’… but once you reach working age or some seniority, the spinster has to give out ‘lai sees’! So not a win-win situation!
Let’s check out how the shopping malls in Hong Kong and KL deck out for the Chinese New Year!
Personally, I think KL floats my boat! I love the amount of enthusiasm the Pavilion managment put into the deco – really putting in the spirit of Chinese New Year. Red, red, garish red… with some folk-lore thrown in (eg Koi pond) LOVE IT !!
BTW KL is the 2nd best shopping destination in Asia-Pacific! Won’t be suprised with the Middle-Eastern tourists!
I’m definitely going to watch Dragon Dance – something about the beat of the drums that set my adrenaline running!
I’d be taking more pictures of the CNY decos in the malls as I go shopping around HK…cross my heart!
KONG HEII FATT CHOY TO THE GUYS AND DOLLS READING MY POST!