Sunday, February 16, 2014

Our Beautiful World 34 ~ Celebration

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The word is

CELEBRATION

chosen by Milagros

{photo edited with picmonkey}

We were in Singapore this past week during the Chinese New Year period. Last day of Chinese New Year is February 14. The central district and shopping malls were all decorated. The most common thing is the mandarin orange plant because the pronunciation of the orange in Chinese Mandarin or Cantonese both sounded the same as the word "LUCK". And a lot of the plant had red ribbons because red is known to be the lucky color.





This is the first time I am back here during Chinese New Year, when the girls were younger, we can't get off school to come here in January or February, now that the girls are in college, we finally get a chance to come back home for Chinese New Year, first time in 12 years!

The Chinese family celebrate Chinese New Year with a reunion dinner on new year's eve, and we do visiting on the first 2 days of Chinese New Year, unlike China, where they celebrated Chinese New year for 15 days, in Singapore, everything is back to normal in day three, kids are back in Schools and people get back to work, however, I do get a chance to see a lot of my family including aunts, uncles, cousins, nieces and nephews on the last day of Chinese New Year, where some people do another reunion dinner, not common in my family but since this is the first time I am back for such family dinner in 12 years, they decided to throw a big dinner get together so I can get to see most of them whom I haven't seen for over 12 years.

Alright, so much of my Chinese New Year celebration in Singapore, let's hop over to


to see the celebration all over the world



17 comments:

Julie Tucker-Wolek said...

So beautiful!!!! I am glad you got to be there for this year's celebration!!!

Elborgi said...

hope you enjoy to stay there now
Elma

Desire Fourie said...

Stunning photos and yes this is nature at its best.
Hugs
Desíre
{Doing Life – my personal blog}

Manuela said...

Hope you had have a great New Year celebration with your family. The mandarin plants looks fantasic, I would like to pick one.
Singapore is a fantasitic city, we had a pefect vacation there years ago on Santosa Island.
I love to see Gardens bay one day.
Have a nice time

Joni nina Andaya said...

Wow...Gorgeous pictures Kirsty.

Ros Crawford said...

Wow what lovely photos ... I'm so gad you got to go home for New Year and see your friends and family ...

Ira Huberts said...

Such a treat it must be for you to be able to celebrate CNY in S'pore Kirsty, love your photos!
Ira’s Crea Corner

Audrey Pettit said...

Such a beautiful tradition and fabulous photos, Kirsty! I am SO happy for you that you got to spend the Chinese New Year with your long lost family members! What a wonderful treat for all of you!

Glenda Atkins said...

I love celebrations,one gets to see family and friends together, rather than one at time (which is great too).Love festivities! The photos are gorgeous!
hugs
Glenda

Andie Miller said...

I am loving watching the pictures come in from all over the world. Even though we have to deal with our children moving on to lives of their own, there are small blessings waiting for us. Congrats on the visit. I hope it was fun!

Gary Rose said...

I always enjoy looking at your pictures. They are always stunning. I'm glad you got to see your family 12 years is a long time.

Sue Lelli said...

How FUN to be in Singapore for Chinese New Year and those mandarin oranges are so YUMMY looking! I can almost smell them! LOVE these photos, Kirsty!

Sylvia said...

Gorgeous photo's of Singapore, Kirsty, I have never seen a tangerine growing on the tree, they are beautiful!

Lynette said...

Thank you for sharing your beautiful photos with us.

sandi said...

Fabulous pics Kirsty! LOVE !

Davi said...

Beautiful Pics Kirsty, The bows in the fruit trees look so festive :) And how nice to get to see your family too!!

Pat (mspfd) said...

Your trip sounds wonderful. How lovely to see your family during the holiday. Thanks so much for sharing the wonderful photos.