Wishing You Happiness and Prosperity !!
Gung Hay Fat Choy …Cantonese
Gong ki Fa Cai…………Mardarian
On New Years Eve
- Great Vegetarian Feast are prepared and eaten
- The Host of the party is given gifts
- Red Envelopes filled with Money and Rice are given for prosperity.
- On the stroke of midnight on New Year’s Eve, every door in the house,and even windows, have to be open to allow the old year to go out.
- References to the past year are also avoided as everything should be turnedtoward the New Year and a new beginning
- As David Bowie once said ” Put on your red shoes and dance. New clothes with hints of red are worn.
- A picture of the Kitchen God is burned for good luck