Happy Chinese New Year!
Or as they say in the traditional Chinese greeting, “gung hei fat choy”, that is: have a prosperous and fortunate year!
During our travels in Hong Kong and Macau we grasped some of the excitement that locals were building up towards the beginning of the New Lunar Year.
We have just entered the Year of the Snake. According to Chinese mythology, having someone from the Chinese zodiac sign snake in your house is a good sign, as it means the family will never starve. Apparently, snakes are good with finances!
During Chinese new year, Chinese people tend to do what many around the world would associate with this kind of date: family reunions, festive meals and even gifts (elders give money in red packets to younger members of the family). But apart from that, the Chinese new year is also the time to clean up the house, get new clothes, and leave all negativity and bad luck behind. You’re supposed to start fresh and full of hope!
With all this positivity in the air, we wish all our Chinese piggy-back riders an adventurous year of the snake!