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Friday, January 31, 2014

Gong Xi Fa Cai!-INTRAM IN ANUL CALULUI



Year of the Horse: Chinese New Year Customs in Pictures

By  | January 30, 2014 05:25 PM GMT
Lanterns are hung in a temple ahead of Chinese New Year celebrations in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia. Legend has it that red lanterns scared away a mythical beast, and this tale is celebrated every New Year.
Lanterns are hung in a temple ahead of Chinese New Year celebrations in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia. Legend has it that red lanterns scared away a mythical beast, and this tale is celebrated every New Year.
Source: Reuters
Members of a family toast during New Year's Eve dinner at a home in Beijing. The most important custom is a Reunion Dinner on New Year's Eve. Chinese families will get together for a huge meal, always centred around a fish dish
Members of a family toast during New Year's Eve dinner at a home in Beijing. The most important custom is a Reunion Dinner on New Year's Eve. Chinese families will get together for a huge meal, always centred around a fish dish
Source: Reuters
People shop for mandarins at a market in Xi'an. Mandarins with their leaves still attached are believed to bring happiness for the New Year - as long as they are displayed in the home in even numbers (uneven numbers bring bad luck)
People shop for mandarins at a market in Xi'an. Mandarins with their leaves still attached are believed to bring happiness for the New Year - as long as they are displayed in the home in even numbers (uneven numbers bring bad luck)
Source: Getty
A girl being carried by her grandmother points to a lantern at a market in Nanjin. New Year's markets sell all the items families need to decorate their homes at this time of year, such as fireworks and lanterns
A girl being carried by her grandmother points to a lantern at a market in Nanjin. New Year's markets sell all the items families need to decorate their homes at this time of year, such as fireworks and lanterns
Source: Reuters
People burn incense to worship the God of Wealth at Guiyuan Temple in Wuhan. It is traditional to make offerings to the God of Wealth on the fifth day of the lunar new year
People burn incense to worship the God of Wealth at Guiyuan Temple in Wuhan. It is traditional to make offerings to the God of Wealth on the fifth day of the lunar new year
Source: Getty
A woman burns incense as she pray for good fortune at Yonghegong Lama Temple in Beijing
A woman burns incense as she pray for good fortune at Yonghegong Lama Temple in Beijing
Source: Reuters
Performers dressed as Guan Yu, the God of Wealth, greet spectators during a parade in Hong Kong. General Guan Yu is considered to be China's greatest military leader and is known variously as the God of War, the God of Success and the God of Wealth
Performers dressed as Guan Yu, the God of Wealth, greet spectators during a parade in Hong Kong. General Guan Yu is considered to be China's greatest military leader and is known variously as the God of War, the God of Success and the God of Wealth
Source: Reuters
Worshippers throw firecrackers at a shirtless man in Taitung, Taiwan. Fireworks are used to drive away evil and to celebrate the New Year
Worshippers throw firecrackers at a shirtless man in Taitung, Taiwan. Fireworks are used to drive away evil and to celebrate the New Year
Source: Reuters
Dancers perform a fire dragon dance in a shower of molten iron in Beijing. Fireworks are let off to draw the attention of the God of Wealth, thus ensuring good fortune
Dancers perform a fire dragon dance in a shower of molten iron in Beijing. Fireworks are let off to draw the attention of the God of Wealth, thus ensuring good fortune
Source: Reuters
A shopkeeper selling festive couplets waits for customers ahead of the Lunar New Year at Chinatown in Singapore. Many people celebrate Chinese New Year by decorating their homes with auspicious phrases and couplets on the theme of happiness, luck or wealth
A shopkeeper selling festive couplets waits for customers ahead of the Lunar New Year at Chinatown in Singapore. Many people celebrate Chinese New Year by decorating their homes with auspicious phrases and couplets on the theme of happiness, luck or wealth
Source: Reuters
Labourers hang red chilli-shaped decorations at Beishan Park in Jilin. The colour red symbolises fire, which is believed to drive away bad luck
Labourers hang red chilli-shaped decorations at Beishan Park in Jilin. The colour red symbolises fire, which is believed to drive away bad luck


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8 comments:

Fast, stralucire, bucurie si belsug!
Si mai bine sa ne fie in Anul Calului! :)

Sa speram ca va fi un an bun si saua calului va fi moale si vom merge la pas si nu în galop! :))
La multi ani! 香格里拉多阿尼!:))

toti ne dorim ca in acest an sa nu fim "gloabe" ci "cai de cuse"...
sa speram ca asa va fi...te imbratisez >:D<

urari de bine tuturor cum va fi in anul acesta pt fiecare zodie in zilele urmatoare scriu

nice pics TG. happy new year to you too and may your horse carry you to happiness and prosperity and health in the coming year. gasho and bb. lee

Frumos articolul tau!
Felicitari !
Un weekend excelent !

Frumos articolul tau!
Felicitari !
Un weekend excelent !

thank you LEE-lots of love and health to you

Iulisa-un weekend minunat

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