Saturday, 1 February 2014

Happy Chinese New Year

Hey Lovelies!

Firstly I wanted to say HAPPY CHINESE NEW YEAR or GONG XI FA CAI!!

I know that I am not Chinese nor are my past relatives BUT coming from a multicultural country (MAURITIUS) I am used to having different cultures celebrating their culture and traditions.

I have always loved learning about new cultures, traditions and nationalities because it's something that really fascinates me and I find really wonderful.

With that being said. I do not know everything to do with traditions and the Chinese new year celebration but just things that have been taught to me and things that I have observed.

For those of you who don't know, Chinese New Year is a very important traditional holiday celebrated at the turn of the Chinese Calender. The date however isn't necessarily the same every year but instead corresponds to the new moon.

The Chinese Calender is made up of twelve years, each named after an animal. Traditionally, the Chinese believe that those born in a certain year will attain the characteristics of that animal.

This year is the year of the Horse!

Find out what animal you are according to the year you were born!

And the characteristics of each animal are:

I hope you had a wonderful week guys! Let me know what you got up to! And if you do celebrate any traditions!

Lots of Love, Karine xx

**All images were found on Google Images and full credit go to the rightful owners**


  1. Aw, Karine I love that you talked about Chinese New Year! I'm half Chinese so I was so excited to see that you're into learning about cultures and traditions! We don't celebrate it too much at home, but I got a beautiful red envelope under my pillow this morning :) Hope you have a wonderful weekend!

    1. Aw Melissa! I'm glad you liked my post :') I absolutely love learning about different cultures and traditions and think it's important to understand others :) I once got a red envelope from a lovely Chinese lady! Hope you have a wonderful celebration! Thank you beautiful :) xx


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