Today is New Years Eve on the Chinese calendar
The Year of the Rabbit on the Chinese calendar begins today…
Sunday, January 22 nd
Chinese New Year is celebrated by more than 20% of the world. It’s the most important holiday in China and to Chinese people all over. Sometimes, it is called the Lunar New Year and others call it Spring Festival.
The following are facts about Chinese New Year:
The Spring Festival was originally a ceremonial day to pray to gods for a good planting and harvest season
Firecrackers are supposed to scare off monsters and bad luck… So people stay up on Chinese New Year’s Eve and set off firecrackers at midnight.
If you have a Chinatown nearby, make sure you go check out the parades, lion dances, lantern
statues, fireworks and amazing food!
So…how is this related to Clay Aiken? Well….maybe he will put on a coat, go out and enjoy some great food and have a relaxing time! AND…a few pictures are alway fun!
So…Mr. Aiken…We would love it if you say “Happy New Year” as you celebrate
The Year of The Rabbit.
If you do, the world will shine a bit brighter with lots of smiles!
And most of all – have fun!
“gong hei fat choy.”
Translation: “Best wishes and Congratulations. Have a prosperous and good year.”