Monday, February 16, 2015

Happy Chinese New Year!

All of the best festivity of the Chinese New Year to you on Thursday, February 19, 2015!
It will really be the year 4713  when you wake up that morning! Did you think you slept "a long winter's night" like Rip Van Winkle? The Chinese people have been counting years by the lunar calendar for a long, long time!
The link below may help you enjoy the SPECIAL SONGS by Chinese musicians for the occasion.The most traditional ones are on the first track below. 

On the second track is more popular Chinese music. The other tracks are miscellaneous music groups which just happen to caboose along with the link...(and I don't know how to delete them, Ha!) Perhaps for your amusement, if you like.

Do you want to know how to greet your friends for CHINESE NEW YEAR?

As below, the pronunciation phonetically in Mandarin is more like:  

"Kong She Fah Ts-eye" 

When you click on the link above, you will find out that the mythical animal prancing around in Chinese New Year parades is NOT a dragon, but a "Nian." Surprise your friends with your new knowledge of trivia!  

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