Saturday, 13 February 2010

Happy Valentines New Year

Traditionally Chinese count their dates using the lunisolar calender which is based on the cycles of the Sun and the Moon as opposed to the Gregorian calender widely used in the West. This is why Chinese New Year (and many other Asian festivals) falls on different date each year of the Western calender. By chance this year's CNY came in at the same time as Valentines Day. So if you're Chinese and got yourself a date you'll be getting a double treat of red packets and Valentines gifts. But regardless there are loadsa other stuffs to look forward to like all the yummy food, fireworks, lion/dragon dance and more yummy food.

If anyone's reading the BBC Ronin wishes you a lovely Valentines Day and Gung Hei Fat Choi (Gong Xi Fa Cai for you Mandarin people)!

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