Chinese New Year (23rd January)

Another New Year will be celebrated tomorrow.  The Chinese New Year is not linked to the dates but to the cycle of the moon – which is why the celebration date changes each year.

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Families and their friends will traditionally thoroughly clean their houses to sweep away any ill fortune that has visited their family in the hope of welcoming good luck into their homes.

Windows will be decorated with red paper to welcome in good fortune and wealth to those families.  Doors will also be opened to welcome in the Chinese dancing dragons that will dance through the streets where the Chinese community is large.

The Chinese New Year is the Year of the Dragon

The Chinese New Year tradition is to reconcile with each other, forgive all grudges and wish peace and happiness to everyone.

I feel that this is a good sentiment for us all.

Happy New Year 
and welcome to the Year of the Dragon.