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Chinese New Year by hexlord Chinese New Year by hexlord
Chinese New Year is the most important of the traditional Chinese holidays. In China, it is known as "Spring Festival," the literal translation of the Chinese name 春節 (Pinyin: Chūn Ji), since the spring season in Chinese calendar starts with lichun, the first solar term in a Chinese calendar year. It marks the end of the winter season, analogous to the Western carnival. The festival begins on the first day of the first month (Chinese: 正月; pinyin: Zhēng Yu) in the traditional Chinese calendar and ends with Lantern Festival which is on the 15th day. Chinese New Year's Eve, a day where Chinese families gather for their annual reunion dinner, is known as Ch Xī (除夕) or "Eve of the Passing Year." Because the Chinese calendar is lunisolar, the Chinese New Year is often referred to as the "Lunar New Year".

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I'll be taking a short break for the next 1-2 weeks, so here's a photo I took during a visit to the Thean Hou temple in Kuala Lumpur.

新年快乐!
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:iconjunekids:
so beautiful!!
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:iconxlandar:
It is hard to believe that this is a photo. It looks more like a piece of painted art.
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:iconhexlord:
hexlord Feb 10, 2012  Hobbyist Photographer
Thank you :)
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pohcbSonic Jan 27, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
新年快乐!
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AngelsArcher Jan 23, 2012   General Artist
Still can't believe this is not a painting.. but I love it nonetheless! :D Happy Chinese New Year to you too!
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hexlord Jan 23, 2012  Hobbyist Photographer
Thank you! ^^
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seseostara Jan 22, 2012  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
OH WOW I thought it was a painting that you did or something! Happy Chinese New Year *hexlord
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hexlord Jan 23, 2012  Hobbyist Photographer
Thank you! :hug:
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:iconironicjoy:
it's beautiful. Love the details

Happy New Year
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hexlord Jan 21, 2012  Hobbyist Photographer
Thanks! :D :D
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