17 February 2010

Chinese New Year 2010

Chinese New Year, Lunar New Year, or Spring Festival is the most important of the traditional Chinese holidays. It is commonly called "Lunar New Year", because it is based on the lunisolar Chinese calendar. This year, is the year of the Tiger!

One of the traditions during Chinese New Year is the giving of red envelopes and red packets called “Ang Pow”. These Ang Pows are usually are passed out during the Chinese New Year’s celebrations, from married couples or the elderly to unmarried juniors. Red packets almost always contain money, usually varying from a couple of dollars to several hundred.

We went to Thean Hou Temple at Kuala Lumpur to photograph the preparation for this festive celebration that was about to took place 2-3 days later. Enjoy the photos!

Can't wait for the next Chinese New Year!

4 comments or suggestions:

KizZ said...

woooowwww...very nice captcha of u..

intan said...

awesome, beautiful,nice,coool!

Kaito said...

nice pic...i'm not mattied yet, so can I get the ang pow..hehe

guapunyahal said...

fulamakkk...cantek!! nah amek 5 bijik guli.. o o o o o