CNY – Day 4

Auspicous day to:

  1.  Open office
  2. Pray to God of Education using garlic (calculation), celery (hardworking), leek (wisdom), 4 brushes (4 scholastic objects which symbolize excellence in scholarship.

CNY – Day 3

This is know as the Day of Arguments. It is advisable to stay at home and avoid visiting people.

CNY – Day 2

On this day, the Chinese pray to their ancestors as well as to all the gods. They are extra kind to dogs and feed them well as it is believed that the 2nd day is the birthday of all dogs.

This year’s ritual:

  1. A good day for the younger generation to pay their respects to parents and parents-in-law.
  2. An auspicious Day of Commencement of Business
  3. Pray to the God of Business

Chinese New Year – Day 1

Celebrating the Lunar New Year is not a one-day affair for the Chinese. There are festivities and rituals to ensure that the rest of the year stays auspicious and harmonious. This involves doing things ‘right’ for the whole 15 days that take us from new moon to full moon.

Rituals and prayers abound in the programme of celebrations and these culminate on the night of the 15th when everyone dreses in their finest and goes out to celebrate under the benevolent gaze of the full moon.

It is vital to observe the Do’s and Don’ts during each of the 15 days. Auspicious days are selected for a variety of activities/

The first day is the day of welcoming of the gods of heaven and earth. Many people abstain from meat on this day as it is believed that it will ensure a lond and happy life for them.

On New Year’s Day , it is beneficial to celebrate, to be happy and have smiling faces and to refrain from scowling, quarelling or criticizing anyone.

Rituals for the 1st day:

1. Welcome the God of Prosperity on a selected hour that is auspicious according to the animal of the patriach.

2.  Wear new clothes to symbolically start the New Year with a fresh new outfit, thereby leving last year’s stale energy behind.

3. Make sweet tea brewed with raw cane sugar, red dates, sweet preserved winter melon and preserved longan. Serve this tea to every member of the family to ensure that every work uttered is sweet and brings only happy news. This day especially, no one must lose their temper!

4. In the morning, during the Dragon Hour between 7am – 9am, – wish every family member and receive red packets. It is extremely auspicious for the family if the young members of the family make it a point to greet their older folk with a bright smile and sweet words, and to elicit blessings and lucky money from the older folk.

5. Everyone must sit down and eat before 9am.

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PPIM Children’s Fun Day

The Residents Committee of Intan Mutiara Homes organised a Children’s Fun Day on Saturday 19th December 2009, time 7:00 – 10:00pm. The venue was at the empty land area at Lorong Batu Nilam 13D, Bandar Bukit Tinggi, Klang. 

The main attraction was the giant inflatable balloon slides.  

 This piece of equipment was fully utilised from start to finished.

That’s a creative way to make an instant rubbish bin.

There were so many lucky draw prizes, almost every house went back with a present.

That’s the registration desk. A light buffet dinner of halal food was served between 7:00 – 9:00pm.

Two clowns provided entertainment for the kids. This clown walk on stilts, so he is towering above everone.

Would you like to dance with me?

Now he is dancing away to the rhythm of the hot music.

Of course children and adults love them.

They can even make balloons for the kids. 

He can make different  shapes and designs.

These children are busy doing sand art.

At 9:00pm, the children are still enjoying the inflatable baloon slide.

 

There is a garden in every childhood,
an enchanted place where colors are brighter,
the air softer, and the morning more fragrant than ever again. 
~Elizabeth Lawrence