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Saturday, January 24, 2009

Chinese New Year

In Hong Kong Chinese New Year is a very important festival.

Chinese New year is celebrated for 15 days only.This includes not washing your hair because they say that it sweeps all the good luck away.The senior citizens give the younger citizens of the family a red packet called Lai See.You pronounce it Lai see.This packet has money in it.

If you dress up for Chinese new year, In hong kong and other country's you can get silk clothes to wear if you celebrate it. Good luck colours to wear are red and gold. You can wear any colours you like.
The flower market in Victoria park is filled to the top with flowers.This is very special because you can only buy them when Chinese new year comes.
Lion dances happen in all the big shopping malls.