We are three days away from the Full Moon and the Lantern Festival. Some of you are having issues finding places to lanterns. Or if you are like me, finding one you like.
Here is a video for you to make your own !
We are on the Day Nine, the number of completion .
The Jade Emperor’s Birthday is said to be the ninth day of the first lunar month.
On this day Taoist temples hold a Jade Emperor ritual ( “heaven worship”) at which blessing are done , incense is burnt and make food offerings are made.
What to do ?
To learn more about the Jade Emperor click on the link below
Today is 5th Day of our Chinese New Year Celebration
This day is called, “Po Woo.” In northern China, people eat Jiǎozi or dumplings.Dumpling, or Jiaozi in Chinese, is one of the most representative Chinese food.
The food can be dated back two thousands years ago. It is quite popular in China, and also loved by most of foreign tourists. The most famous dumpling serving is in Xian. Xi’an Dumpling Banquet is brought forth new ideas in its color, fragrance, taste and style;
This “Po Woo.” day people stays home in anticipation of welcoming wealth into their house This is also the birthday of the Chinese God of Wealth
In Mainland China, no one visits friends and family for fear this will bring bad luck to each otherIn Taiwan, businesses traditionally re-openon this day, accompanied by firecrackers.
What to do ?
Go to work ! Be sure to use your wealth affirmations, see yourself as a money magnet, and be grateful for the wonderful gifts life has to offer.
Stay Tuned !!! Days 6- 10 is all about partying with friends and Family
The Chinese New Year starts with the first New Moon of a New Year and ends with the Full Moon 15 days later. So, we celebrate the Chinese New Year for 2 entire weeks plus one day.
The family celebrates the Chinese New Year according to what is called the Lunar Year which means ‘Moon Year’. This celebration is considered a way to get rid of the old year and celebrate the new one with great thoughts, prayers and happy times.
15 days to celebrate
New Years Eve — We celebrate family and our ancestors on this day. The Chinese believe that it is our ancestors who ‘laid-the-foundation’ for our family as we know it today.
New Years Day — We feast !! You may call it a Thanksgiving feast that includes our family and what we are thankful for. On this day, many Chinese give read envelopes filled with money, and exchange small gifts .
2nd day — Dog day. I know, this sounds strange but we do lots of praying and are thankful for dogs, because the Chinese believe that the 2nd day is all dog’s birthday.
3rd Day and 4th Day — These days are the days all sons-in-law pay respect to their wives families. Fortunes are read, and
5th Day — This day is called, “Po Woo.” This is the day everyone stays home in anticipation of welcoming wealth into their house. No one visits each other or leaves their house because this will bring bad luck to both people. I call it a day of rest!
6th Day through 10th Day — This is the time of family feasting and fun. We go to temples, get together with lots of relatives and celebrate by enjoying our family.
11th Day through 12th Day — We invite friends to dinner and share our wealth.
13th Day — We spend time eating very simple food because all those dinners have become too much.
14th Day — We plan for our last big day by making lanterns and parade floats, streamers and dragons. We really look forward to this final day of celebration.
15th Day — This is Lantern Festival day. It is a festival with singing, lantern shows and dancing.