Happy New Year to Han Chinese on MilePoint and Everywhere!

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  1. NYCUA1K

    NYCUA1K Gold Member

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    As a frequent traveler to China and other countries (e.g., SIN) with large Han Chinese population, I have many friends who, today, begin celebrating the Lunar or Chinese New Year of the Snake. This grandest of events is Thanksgiving, Christmas and the Gregorian New Year wrapped into a single 7-day, family-centric, party. In Chinese it is known, literally, as 'The Spring Festival' and some festival it is!
    So, to all:

    Xin Nian Kuai Le
    新年快樂

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  2. Singapore Flyer

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    Impressive. Using traditional characters too. :)
    Small minor correction - missing the n in Xin.
    Some Cantonese in return.
    Fung Hei Faat Choy
     
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    Thank you! The missing 'n' in Xin was just mistyped, as Xin (meaning 'New') is one of my friend's first name. I just fixed it, thanks.

    Have a great "Spring Festival" celebration, Singapore Flyer!
     
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    Why specifically Han Chinese? Are they the only ones who celebrate "Chinese New Year"?
     
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    I am not sure but the Chinese population in the People’s Republic of China (PRC) is 92% Han, while the remaining 8% consists of 55 recognized minority groups (e.g., Uyghur, Zhuang, Hui, Tibetan, Mongol, etc). It is thus also quite likely that the Chinese population in other countries is also overwhelmingly Han...
     
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    Why not also wish a happy new year to people in Korea, Vietnam, etc.? (Also, some of the other ethnic groups within China celebrate Chinese New Year too.)
     
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    Most Vietnamese people are of Han decent... from my expierence. They do have a new year celebration, though I belive it's called tet

    And I think OP is just wishing a HNY to people of HAN decent who celebrate lunar calendar new years vs nathionalities... I don't believe Japanese/Koreans follow the lunar calendar thus they do not celebrate this "holiday"
     
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    The Chinese in Korea, Vietnam, or Singapore are also overwhelmingly Han, so they are included... I am not sure what the ethnic minorities celebrate or which calendar they go by, but I wish them all a great 'Spring Festival' as well, although I doubt that any of them frequent MilePoint.;)

    Exactly.

    Wikipedia:
     
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