Chinese New Year

The year of the Goat

Guandi Temple, ChinatownThe Chinese New Year or Lunar New year is the most important of festival for the Chinese people all over the world. Most Chinese will make an effort to be back home with their family, to have the traditional Reunion dinner with the entire family. Chinese homes are cleaned and decorated with things that are red, which is considered a auspicious color. But in recent years due to many people having to work far away from their family home, may not be able to go home during this festive period. Over the years, the festive feels of the Chinese New Year has lost some of the traditions…

Lion Dance

Lion Dance is a popular  tradition  and Lion Dance toy are also a popular Chinese New year decoration

Guandi Temple, Chinatown  Guandi Temple, Chinatown

On the eve of Chinese New Year, many people will go to the temple to give thanks and pray for a better year ahead. Many people will light joss stick and burn prayer papers at the strike of mid night, signalling the beginning of the first day of Chinese Year.

Thean Hou Temple

Thean Hou Temple

Thean Hou Temple

Many will visit temples throughout the 15 days of the Chinese New Year and the temples will be brightly lighted up with many other attraction too.

All photos taken with Nikon D750 with 14-24mm & 24mm.

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