Thursday, January 31, 2008

Crisp Banknotes for Chinese New Year

Gung Hay Fat Choy! (translate: Congratulations on instant prosperity!)

Chinese New Year is based on lunar calendar. Because of cyclical lunar dating, the first day of the year can fall anywhere between late January and the middle of February. This year, the Chinese year 4706 begins on Feb. 7, 2008 – The Year of the Rat on the Chinese Zodiac.

The Chinese New Year is celebrated in Asian communities all over the world. It’s a tradition for married adults to give brand new banknotes in red envelopes to children for good luck.

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