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2nd Semester 2010 / 2011

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    • CHINESE NEW YEAR
      The first day of the 1st lunar month .
      Falls in January or February .
      Also called “ GONG XI FA CAI ” means peace
      be upon you and sustenance .
      Begin with the family gathering .
      Celebrated for 15 days .
    • PREPARATIONS BEFORE CNY
      House cleaning .
      - To remove all bad luck in the previous year before celebrating new year .
      Decorate their living room with vases of pretty blossom, platters of oranges and tangerines etc .
      Collect and pay the debts .
      - As a symbol of prosperity .
      Ritual feast at parent’s house .
      - As a symbol of union .
    • PREPARATIONS BEFORE CNY
      Playing the firework .
      - symbolizes prosperity and profit .
      PLATTERS
    • DURING CNY
      • ANG POW .
      - Red packets containing “ lucky money ” .
      • Encouraged wearing new clothes and red colour .
      - As a symbol of goodness in thats year .
      • Come and visiting each other also exchange the gift .
      - To tied our relationship .
      • Preparing sweet cake for the dishes .
      - As a symbol sustenance .
    • DURING CNY
      • Give the orange mandarin to guest .
      - as a symbol of luxury .
      • Chinese Lion Dance
      - Lion Dance is energetic and entertaining. The aim is to collect money or contribution from rich people. The dance is almost always performed to the beat of the tagu, the Chinese drum, and the clanging of cymbals.
      • Dragon Dance
      - represents supernatural power and goodness in Chinese culture. Its is to bring good luck and prosperity for the year to come. Usually requiring a team of over 60 people, this fantastic performance is a dazzling display of perfect co-ordination, skill and grace.
    • PROHIBITION DURING CNY
      • Unkind words , vulgar language and quarrels are avoided .
      • Sweeping of the house .
      - Outflow of luck .
      • Knives and scissors are not to be used .
      - Cutting of luck .
    • 15-Day Celebration Of CNY
      1st Day
      • Welcoming of the gods of the heaven and the earth.
      2nd Day
      • Chinese pray to their ancestor as well as to all the gods.
      3rd & 4th Day
      • Days for son in laws to pay respect to their parents in law.
    • 5th Day
      • Also known as “Po Woo”
      -people stay home to welcome the God of Wealth
      6th -10th Day
      • Chinese visit their relatives and friends freely
      7th Day
      • Day for farmers to display their produces
    • 8th Day
      • Fujian people have another family reunion dinner
      -the pray to Tian Gong, the God of Heaven at midnight.
      9th Day
      • To make offerings to the Jade Emperor
      10th -12th Day
      • Friends and relatives should be invited for dinner
    • 13th Day
      • Have simple rice congee and mustard greens (choi sum) to cleanse the system
      14th -15th Day
      • Preparation to celebrate the Lantern Festival (15th night)
      -On the 15th ,celebration Chap GohMehalso known as Yuan Siaw
    • Fireworks
      Mandarin Fruits
      Lantern Festival
      Lion Dances
    • Traditional New Year Foods
      • Chinese family will eat a vegetarian dish called “ Jai ”
      - root @ fibrous vegetables that attributes various superstitious aspects,for example :-
      - Lotus seed-signify having many male offspring
      - Black moss seaweed-is a homonym for exceeding in wealth and happiness
      -Bamboo shoots-is a term which sounds like “wishing that everything would be well”
      -the chicken must be presented with a head , tail , and feet to symbolize completeness
      -noodles should be uncut ,as they represent a long life
    • Jai Food
      Moon Cake
    • REFERENCES
      Tourism Malaysia Pamplet
      Encyclopedia of Malaysia
      PPA Shah Alam