Sunday, February 18, 2007

Happy Chinese New Year (2/18/07)

Happy Chinese New Year of the Boar. May all your wishes come true (translation on the Hui Chun -- left -- four-character phrase written on pieces of red paper to express traditional sentiments for a rich and bountiful spring. Its origin can be traced back to antiquity, when people believed evil could be warded off by hanging a piece of peach wood painted in red on the wall).

Learn more about the Chinese New Year here, here, here and here.

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