I’m Australian. I’m Italian. I’m Greek. And I’m… Chinese.
This post really captures what is important at this time of year. Happy Chinese New Year!
Happy New Year!
Huh? At the end of January?
Sorry. I should clarify this.
Gon Xi Fa Cai!
Ah, that’s clearer, right?
The penny – or should I say yuan? – should now have dropped.
“Oh… you mean Happy Chinese New Year! Of course! Well… a very happy new year to you too!”
Yes, this weekend marks the start of the Chinese New Year. Celebrations right across China – and the rest of the world, including Australia – will go off like a firecracker or two.
It’s so wonderful to see how these celebrations have become a popular and integral part of our Australian cultural calendar. I think back to when I was a child… um, cue the way-way-way-back-in-time harp music… when I was around ten.
My connection to anything remotely Chinese was almost non-existent. It was all via television and my World Book Encyclopedia (the 70s and…
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