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  • 4 years ago
#62 When are those fireworks again? The CNY run down, day-by-day

#62 When are those fireworks again? The CNY run down, day-by-day

If you’ve spent time in China or in Chinese communities over Spring Festival then you’ll know – it’s undeniably a time filled with tradition and the excitement and anticipation of visits home and time spent with relatives is almost tangible. For years, I never knew what all the hubbub was about. I didn’t have any emotional reaction to CNY like I do with, say, Thanksgiving or Christmas. By taking book knowledge and coupling it with some fantastic real-life experiences in many Chinese homes, I've been awakened to the mystery and beauty of CNY and I believe having even a basic understanding of this topic really gives great insight into not only what to expect from our end as 'laowai' but it also helps us see why this holiday is so important to the Chinese people that we know and love.

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