Sunday, January 22, 2012

Happy Chinese New Year!!

Chinese New Year has begun - and for the Chinese this celebration can last for up to 4 weeks.  A friend of ours over in China said that some of the schools over there are closed for 4 weeks.  Nathan had quite a response to this!!  For the most part businesses are generally closed 1-2 weeks.  I kind of compare it to our Thanksgiving, Christmas and New Years all rolled into one giant holiday.  For most Chinese this is the only time of year they will get to return to their home province or city and visit their family.  It has been so fun and interesting to learn more about their culture and traditions.  We are looking forward to CNY next year with Linnea.  Hopefully we can have a big celebration with our friends who are traveling this same road with us right now.  Nat, Jenny - can't wait to celebrate with you and our daughters (and our husbands too)! Gung hay fat choy!!!

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