Wednesday, February 06, 2008

The Year of the Rat

Today is the first day of the Year of the Rat.
Happy New Year!

新年快乐 • 万事如意

Nothing beats the Chinese New Year atmosphere. It is a time of families reuniting, good food, and just a general break from the routines of life... and of course, a fresh start.

I love this time of year, when everyone comes home to be with loved ones. When the food is plentiful and good. When new year's greetings are on everyone's lips. When we start fresh. It's everything that a holiday should be.

Here's wishing everyone good health and happiness in the Year of the Rat!

Read Colin Fletcher's The Man Who Walked Through Time and join us for the book club discussion in mid-February

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Family Fun and Faith said...

the first time I celebrated CNY it was the beginning of the year of the Rat, twelve years ago. As it happens I was born in the year of the Rat now finishing the fifth cycle!

hifidel said...

Wow! That's pretty cool, ff&f.

Chinese New Year is always lots of fun. There's hardly anything better than having good friends home to enjoy good food and good times together!

silken said...

gong xi fa cai!

did you get the photo collage I emailed? and see the picts on my blogs?

hifidel said...

Xin Nian Kuai Le!

I got the photo collage, but haven't been to visit any blogs during the holiday.

I did wear the new shirt you sent during the new year! :-)

silken said...

hey, great! :)