Wednesday, January 07, 2015

Chinese New Year Gifts and Baskets across Canada

Chinese New Year is the longest and most important celebration in the Chinese calendar.

Legend has it that in ancient times, Buddha asked all the animals to meet him on Chinese New Year. Twelve came, and Buddha named a year after each one. He announced that the people born in each animal's year would have some of that animal's personality. For example, those born in the year of the horse years are cheerful, skillful with money, perceptive, witty, talented and good with their hands. 

It is a colourful and festive occasion for many people. It can last for many days and often includes festivities such as street parades with dancing, traditional Chinese costumes, fireworks food stalls, and arts and crafts.

Many Chinese Canadian families spend time together giving gifts, particularly red envelopes with money that are normally given to children.

Send a unique and special gift to family and friends and wish them health and prosperity this Chinese New Year.

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