Friday, 4 February 2011

Xin Nian Kuai Le

This is, I hope, the Mandarin for 'Happy New Year'. Or in Cantonese 'Sun Leen Fai Chok'. The more common greeting amongst Chinese folks, and remembered from my very early years in Sarawak, is 'Gung Hay Fat Choy', an expression I always find very satisfying to say.

This delightful little film welcomes in the Year of the Rabbit, and says goodbye to the Tiger.

Celebrations go on this Sunday. In London there's stuff in Trafalgar Square, Leicester Square and around Gerrard Street. The V&A are joining in the Chinese theme with their Imperial Chinese Robes from the Forbidden City

Chinese New Year of the Rabbit