Sunday, February 14, 2010

A Very Happy New Year to Everyone!!

Happy Chinese New Year 2010: The Year of the Metal Tiger – This year, the first day of the Chinese New Year has landed on February 14th (which also happens to be Valentine’s Day). Chinese New Year is China’s most important holiday, a joyous occasion complete with days of feasting, giving gifts, decorating, spending time with family, well-wishing, and celebrating the New Year. This is the Year of the Tiger. To celebrate the Chinese New Year 2010 watch the Hong Kong fireworks on Earth TV’s webcam. The fireworks over Victoria Harbour take place at 12pm British time on Monday 15 February, one day after the start of the Lunar New Year. Thousands of people pack onto the Tsim Sha Tsui waterfront to watch the firework display, which is totally controlled by computer. Despite the snowy, inclement weather currently overtaking China, tonight will be the annual parade organized by the Hong Kong Tourism Board (HKTB), and it will follow a new route in Tsim Sha Tsui this year. HKTB Chairman Mr. James Tien said: “Hong Kong enjoys a global reputation for its vibrant Chinese New Year celebrations…[and this year] we will show to the world the excitement that awaits our visitors.” The government has predicted that 210 million passengers are expected to take the train there to attend the festivities, and nearly 30 million more will travel by air and millions of others by bus. The line to Jing’An Temple, one of Shanghai’s oldest Buddhist temples, “stretched around the block as people inside burned incense to bring wealth, health and happiness in the new year.”
Source: Happy Chinese New Year 2010: The Year of the Metal Tiger | Daily World Buzz
Via: Daily World Buzz

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