Chinese New Year is perhaps the biggest and most important annual festival for Chinese and the Chinese communities worldwide. Different places have different celebration styles. And now have a look at how Malaysians celebrate the Goat Year via instagram.
Lion Dance in Office
Lion Dance is performed when people start working during the day six of Chinese New Year celebration. Company workers normally choose even number to start working as it is believe to welcome good fortune and ward off evil influences.
Chinese New Year, numerous dishes from different origins are savoured. Yee Sang is one such traditional dish. It is symbolic of good luck, prosperity, health and all things auspicious. Yee Sang comprises thin slices of pickled vegetables and other ingredients which are mixed together thoroughly when the dish is eaten
Yee Sang comprises thin slices of pickled vegetables and other ingredients which are mixed together thoroughly when the dish is eaten.
Giving Ang Pau is a Chinese tradition for Chinese New Year. Ang Pau has special meaning “Ya Sui”, a gift which is given to children to memorialize the increase of age and year commutation. Sometimes, workers will also get Ang Pau from office boss. This year is the Year of Goat as you can see many of the Ang Pau will have a cartoon goat with some design.
Firecrackers are always set off at midnight. But in Malaysia, people also set off firecrackers in the morning of the first day. The use of firecrackers can be traced back to 2000 years ago when people threw bamboo into the fire to drive away a monster called “Nian”.
Outfit of the day (OOTD)
Wearing new clothes is one of the Chinese New Year traditions. The Chinese try to wear red clothes, as they believe the color helps in getting rid of evil spirits.
Visiting relatives and friends
This is the time of the year where youngsters and the unmarried, will be given ang pau, which is a red packet with money inside. So visiting relatives and friends are not just to renew their friendship and bonds, but to the youngster, to also collect their ang paus!
Chinese New Year cookies
One month before the Chinese New Year, people will start to bake cookies in home. Nowadays, most of the wives are working and it is more convenient to buy from several sellers who are known for certain delicacies.
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The New Year’s Eve dinner is the family reunion dinner, especially for those with family members way from home. People in Malaysia will have eat rice with several dishes or steamboat. The majority of Chinese will have New year’s Eve dinner at home instead of a restaurant.