The Lion Dance
Chinese New Year is celebrated by the Chinese. It is ushered in with the lighting of fire crackers at midnight on the eve of the Chinese Lunar Calendar. Family members from far come back for the gathering. A reunion dinner for the family is held on the eve of the New Year. There are lion dances too. Red paper showing Chinese characters of prosperity and wealth are pasted either in front or inside the house. Ang-Pow or red packet containing money is given out to children and is usually given by married couples. Open houses are practiced during this day. The New Year last for fifteen days and the last day is called Cap Goh Mei.
The Ang Pow