Traditionally, Chinese New Year is celebrated for 15days. It starts with the 1st & 2nd day of the lunar month, then until the 15th day, ended with Lantern Festival. Take note that Lantern Festival isn’t same as Mid-Autumn/Mooncake Festival.
Chinese New Year is my favourite festival, because we got the chance to meet and gather with our relatives and friends.
Back then, when I was still a child, what I know about Chinese New Year are food, red packets, play, and blablabla…
However, during a Chinese New Year several years ago, a simple observation changed my beliefs, values, assumptions and attitudes on Chinese New Year… I saw my grandmother shedding a tear after she seeing my uncles off to Kuala Lumpur.
Soon I realized that, throughout the year, there are some relatives and friends we don’t meet often except during Chinese New Year.
After I began to pursue my studies away from my hometown, the feeling of maintain a good family relationship is growing strong in myself.
We have to appreciate this opportunity to strengthen and maintain the bonds between family and friends. Be greatful and thankful of what you have now. ^^;
Enough blabbing, continue with the photo descriptions.. The reunion lunch with my father’s side family.
Reunion dinner at mother’s side family.
Yes, steamboat too.
When the night falls, its time for some fireworks..
This year we have something slightly special other than the fireworks. We lit the Kong Ming Lantern (aka. Sky Lantern).
Soon, when the clock is ticking 12, here comes the red-LOOOOOOOOOOOOONG-Fire crackers.
Same goes for these colourful fireworks.
Are Sitiawan people have become so rich? Since 2years ago, they start to burn these fireworks instead of those small fire crackers…
The fireworks continued lighting the sky for almost 1hour, then only starts to calm down…
Today is the fourth day of CNY, everything seems starting to return to normal. The shops are reopened and people starts to work already… I’m looking forward for next year’s Chinese New Year.
How was your Chinese New Year?
Most of the photos are taken on the New Year Eve, all taken with LX3.