Friday, May 25, 2007

Festival phrases

Life in China has a section on phrases for "Festival and holidays"[sic]. Of course the most are for Chinese New Year, Spring Festival.

Celina put an interesting culture note in her entries that says, "In the old days, New Year's money was given in the form of one hundred copper coins strung together on a red string and symbolized the hope that one would live to be a hundred years old. Today, money is placed inside red envelopes in denominations considered auspicious and given to represent luck and wealth".

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