Keeping the traditions of Chinese New Year alive

How to make Nian Gao Cake

Nian Gao is a good luck cake for Chinese New Year so be sure to try this recipe out in order to give you ultimate luck in 2014, year of the Yang Wood Horse. Nian Gao is the traditional cake for Chinese New Year and is known as new year cake as the tradition dates back right to the Jade emperor and Kitchen God. Nian Gao is made from glutinous rice and is a sweet, sticky cake that was used … Continue reading

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CNY world times converter

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On February 10th 2013 we enter a new Solar Chinese year (year 4711th in the Chinese calendar), the year of the Yin Water Snake (Gui Si). Please do not get confused with solar and lunar calendars, more on this below. Chinese New Year 2013: Chinese New Year (according to the lunar calendar) starts on the 10th February 2013 and is celebrated by the Chinese all over the world. It heralds new beginnings and a fresh start. At a social level, it is very … Continue reading

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2014 Ang Pows

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What is an Ang Pow and how does is it used during Chinese New Year? There will be further 2014 updates on our Feng Shui blog and Facebook so bookmark them now below… Ang Pow red envelopes are also known as “Ang Pow” “red packets” “lai see” “laisee” “hung bao” or “hung-bao”. These envelopes are seen as extremely auspicious when given as a gift and are seen as even more auspicious when they contain money. The main use of red envelopes is for Chinese New … Continue reading

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Chinese Culture

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Chinese Culture – Everything you will ever need to know about culture, etiquette, protocol, visiting, doing business and communicating in or with China. Written by Michael Hanna © July 2012 I was born in Hong Kong and I know that there are a great deal of protocols, values and traditions that the Chinese hold close and since I still regularly travel a lot in Asia on Feng Shui consultations and teaching, I thought I would share with you common mistakes … Continue reading

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CHINESE NEW YEAR 2013

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CHINESE NEW YEAR 2013 10th February 2013… © Written by Michael Hanna and revised by Daniel Hanna 2013 Chinese New Year 2013 Chinese New Year 2013 (according to the lunar calendar) starts on the New Moon (10th  February 2013) after the Winter Solstice is over. This huge event is celebrated by millions of people from every single corner of the world imaginable. Chinese New Year signifies new beginnings and a fresh start. At a social level, this event is very much … Continue reading

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