Friday 8 February 2013

Happy New Year

The office is getting its annual spring clean, in preparation for Chinese New Year. I know embarassingly little about CNY, given that this is our fifth in HK. But here's what I do know

  • You have to clean your house very thoroughly before CNY.
  • During the 3 days of CNY, you must NOT clean your house (or you'll sweep out all the good luck)
  • If the weather's warm at CNY, that's baaad luck. 
  • Everyone gets new clothes
  • The supermarkets play the same irritating music for several weeks (just like Christmas)
  • There are lion dances everywhere
The boys have been preparing for Chinese New Year at school, and this afternoon I'm going to see them perform. This is their favourite song:

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