Rabu, 17 April 2013
This is a postcard that I received from Amsterdam about the current state of the New Year Eve. My friend, Ischa celebrate New Year Eve and Lunar New Year, Lunar New Year in Indonesia is same with " Hari Raya Imlek". Regional customs and traditions concerning the celebration of the Lunar New Year vary widely. Often, the evening preceding Lunar New Year's Day is an occasion for families to gather for the annual reunion dinner. It is also traditional for every family to thoroughly cleanse the house, in order to sweep away any ill-fortune and to make way for good incoming luck. Windows and doors will be decorated with red colour paper-cuts and couplets with popular themes of "good fortune" or "happiness", "wealth", and "longevity." Other activities include lighting firecrackers and giving money in red paper envelopes. My family just celebrated the new year with a gathering together and eating sushi: D, we don't celebrate Lunar New Year because it not tradition in my family.