XinNianKuaiLe, MaNianKuaiLe

31 Jan

Pauke, Luuk, Maj , Ties and Max want to wish you all the best in the year of the (wooden) horse.


some experiences this new years celebration:

happy new year, happy year of the horse

LU: give a HongBao (red enveloppe) to people that do something for you
MU FU, happiness (character turned around, Fu Dao Le, Happiness has arrived)
RU: FU written by Ties

we celebrated with friends, sweet dumplings & New Zeeland champagne, baijiu, went for a walk to see fireworks (much less than last years, due to price increases and smog alerts).

Many Chinese make small fires for happiness and ancestors

Chinese play Mahjong and drink a lot during CN new year.
Afhankelijk van de plaats op de sociale ladder zorg je voor het eten en drinken en opruimen…(aangetrouwde vrouw van 2e zoon is de klos)

HongBao’s we give a money-gift to people at our reception, driver, Ayi, guards, and cleaners, some colleagues we give personalized presents. For some the Hong Bao will be a full months paycheck and others 50 or 100 Yuan. All in all serious numbers. The money has to be crisp and fresh. Most ATM’s give new notes just before new year otherwise every bank will have special exchange counter set up.

Children have to wear new cloths during celebrations. In the old days this was the only day you got something new. North China eats Dumplings the south doesn’t.


5 Responses to “XinNianKuaiLe, MaNianKuaiLe”

  1. Marjolein Arts- Lamberts January 31, 2014 at 3:55 pm #

    Happy New Year!

    Lg uit Beers,
    Marjolein, Harald, Samuël & Veronique

    Hier verder alles ok, zwangerschap verloop tot nu toe rustig!

    • Max Pauke February 1, 2014 at 6:32 am #

      Super een gezonde no.3 op komst

  2. Daniel February 1, 2014 at 12:26 am #

    Een heel gelukkig nieuwjaar voor jullie allen!! Van Nienke, Krijn, Natanja, Daniel

    • Max Pauke February 1, 2014 at 6:33 am #

      Ma Nian Kuai Le, jaar van het houten paard

      gezondheid en geluk in 2014

  3. de schroder's February 1, 2014 at 2:36 pm #

    Happy New Year uit ‘s-Gravenzande (of all places) en succes met het houten paard… Van Troje?
    Raymond Schroder

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