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Friday, February 12, 2010

Happy Chinese New Year!

This year, by wonderful coincidence, Chinese New Year falls on the same day as Valentine's Day.

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As the Year of the Tiger approaches, the streets are in festive mood with stretches of lanterns seen everywhere in every nook and corner of the city. Red is the dominant colour as it symbolise prosperity and good luck during this festive season. It has been a tradition to put up lanterns as they are believed to ward off evil spirits while brightening the atmosphere with an abundance of good fortune.

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While doing my last minute shopping, the eye catching huge lanterns literally caught my attention and I just had to grab my camera. There were tons of different shapes, sizes and designs and these days, lanterns were made more attractive and appealing with running lights. As we are still mourning over the recent loss of my beloved father in law, red decorative items are not permitted in our home to avoid any inauspicious implications.

Before I sign off, here's wishing my friends and fellow bloggers abundant blessings of luck, fortune and happiness in the Year of the Tiger and to the die-hard romantics, Happy Valentine's Day. Until my next post, have a great time and enjoy your festive break!

First Commenter - Echo

31 comments:

  1. Those really are beautiful. It would be rather beautiful to have a collection of those for Valentine's rather than flowers because of the ny/vd combo. Too bad for me : P

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  2. Yeah...that's something really weird right? Chinese New Year=Valentine's day. :)

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  3. Yeah! Lanterns are everywhere during this festive month. All so red. :)

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  4. Happy Chinese New Year to you too LR! Have a great holiday ya.:)

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  5. Yes. Happy New Year.

    恭喜发财. 心想事成.

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  6. Happy CNY to you and your family!!

    Wishing you all the best!

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  7. Happy Chinese New Year to you and fafmily. :)

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  8. Happy Chinese New Year and Happy Valentine's Day LR! ;)

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  9. Red is very dramatic isn't it ..and those lanterns are very eye catching !
    Great pics there .

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  10. Oh and I must add here ... I am waiting to get the hang of getting such sharpness into my pics ... like I said any tips are most welcome :)

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  11. Happy Chinese New Year! I love the colorful decorations.

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  12. Woo hoo! It does look very festive indeed LR, love ur lantern shots! :)

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  13. Wishing you and your family a wonderful CNY! Eat lots, be merry and don't forget the angpows! :)

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  14. There's a lot of red and pink around town here in Singapore too ,to usher in the new year. As you're still in mourning, is it still allright to wish your family a Happy Chinese New Year? I know a lot of Chinese are very 'pantang'. Whatever it is , enjoy the long weekend with your family.

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  15. Wishing you and your family a great Chinese New Year and Happy Valentine's day too.

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  16. These lanterns are very beautiful. Happy Valentine's Day and Happy Chinese New Year!

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  17. Happy Chinese New Year!
    Gong Xi Fa Cai!
    Wishing every one a great Tiger year ahead!

    Happy Valentine's Day too!

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  18. Chinese New Year has always been colorful. I wish I could celebrate it real someday.

    Lovely photos!

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  19. Wow! So many lanterns! Happy Chinese New Year to you!! Sorry too busy to drop by your blog for past 1 or 2 weeks! : )

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  20. Happy Chinese New Year to your and your family! :)
    I decorate my house with lantern too. It helps bring out the new year mood.

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  21. Happy Chinese New Year & Valentine's Day!

    It's nice combination to celebrate both occasions, red lanterns with pink flowers.

    I also saw some pink barongsai around here :)

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  22. Hi Life Ramblings, nice pics. Love those big lanterns.
    You have a great Tiger year and all best wishes.
    Keep well, Lee.

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