First I will write this post in red color as we are celebrating Chinese New year and red is the color !
Here is what I learned at the office from my Chinese colleagues:
Generally, the Chinese people prepares for this holiday by making sure everything in their life is in order, or at least under control. By this I mean the house should be clean, rifts or problems should be resolved, clothes worn should be clean or new, etc. At midnight there are fireworks and firecrackers to greet the coming of the new year. The belief behind this is that the noise created by the firecrackers will drive away evil spirits.
Houses are decorated with lights and lanterns. Red is a popular color to wear when ushering in the Chinese New Year.
On our side Chinese new year means days off! So direction Bangkok for a long weekend of Cocooning !
I will post the nice pictures of our stay at Mandarin Oriental, Thai food and especially Thai Pancakes, shopping, temples and relaxing massage places !
See you in a few days and until then :
KUNG HEI FAT CHOI!