Wishing everyone a Happy New Year 2023
It is that time of the year … the most important day for the Chinese community in the world – Chinese New Year. Now 2023 is the year of the Rabbit!
Chinese New Year is also called the Spring Festival or the Lunar New Year. It is the time to welcome the arrival of spring (Northern Hemisphere) and the celebration will last for the next 15 days.
This is the time to meet and greet our relatives and friends, and to feast and celebrate the auspicious time of the year together. Chinese New Year is also a time for family sharing and connections. With the borders opening up, many families are travelling to meet up for this special occasion to share, to connect, and to celebrate together.
Do take this opportunity to share the culture and traditions with the younger generations, especially by those parents who were brought up overseas. This way, the younger generation can understand and appreciate their roots and where their culture came from.
For those not travelling, there are still many ways to connect with your friends and families, such as talking over the phone, WhatsApp, emails, social media etc.
Traditions travel with people, so no matter where you are in the world, we are forever connected with our family and our roots.
Wishing you and your family a Happy Chinese New Year. May the year of the Rabbit bring you and your family happiness, health, and prosperity.