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Chinese New Year 2012

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At 15:40 on the 23rd of January a new moon rises in the China time zone, this marks the arrival of the Chinese New Year, this is the year of the Male Black Water Dragon.

The Dragon is one of the most powerful animals in the Chinese Zodiac, water dragons especially are believed to prevent disasters by fire.

Chinese Year calendars use the cycle of 60 Stem-Branch counting systems beginning with the wood rat and ending with the water pig, the Black Water Dragon is the 28th Stem-Branch in the cycle.

2012 is the 4709th year of the Chinese calendar.

If you are visiting Chinese friends for New Year it is respectful to take a small gift, taking an expensive gift may cause embarrassment for your friends as it is good manners for the host to give a gift of a greater value in return. The “Lai See” is one of the most common gifts given at this time. It is a red envelope with a crisp note inside, this is considered to be “lucky Money”.

Traditional gifts also include a bag of Oranges or tangerines with their stems intact, this bodes well for the givers and recipients, especially meaningful for Married couples as this signifies the promise of Children.

Avoid giving gifts in a set of four, as the word for four in Chinese means “death” also black or white gifts as these symbolise death.

Pears, clocks and sharp objects are considered bad luck. Chinese New Year celebrations are one of the most spectacular, colourful and noisy events in the world.

Fireworks being used for millennia to scare away evil spirits, so why not treat your Chinese friends this year to the best quality firecrackers/fireworks available all year round from our head office, remembering to pass the gift with both hands whilst saying “blessings of happiness and prosperity”.

Chinese New Year

在上一个新的月亮升起在中国时区一月二十三日十五时40分,这标志着中国新年的到来,这是男黑色水龙年。
龙,是在中国的十二生肖,尤其是认为,以防止火灾事故的龙水最强大的动物之一。
中国农历年的日历60干科木鼠票开始和结束与水猪系统的使用周期,黑色的水龙是在周期的第28届科干。
2012年是中国历法第四千七百○九的一年。
如果您正在访问的中国朋友新年是恭敬的一份小礼物,
一份贵重的礼物,可能会导致你的朋友的尴尬
因为它是为主机提供一个更大的价值回报的礼物良好的礼仪。
“利是”,是在这个时候给予最常见的礼物之一。
这是一个清脆的注意里面的红包,这被认为是“保命钱”
传统礼物还包括了一袋桔子或柑橘茎完好,这预示着在捐赠者和受助人,特别是有意义的已婚夫妇,以及这标志着儿童的承诺。
避免给四集的礼物,在中国四个词的意思是“死亡”,还因为这些象征着死亡的黑色或白色礼品。
梨,钟表和锋利的物体被认为是运气不好。
中国新年的庆祝活动是在世界上最壮观的,五颜六色和嘈杂的事件之一。
烟花被用于千年吓走邪灵,那么为什么不善待你的中国朋友今年最好的质量爆竹/烟火,所有从我们的总行全年,记住用双手传递,同时说:“幸福的祝福礼物与繁荣“

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