The firecrackers are known for their deafening explosions that are thought to scare away evil spirits. The burning of firecrackers also signifies a joyful time of year and has become an integral aspect of Chinese New Year celebrations.
Meanwhile, in Chinatown, people were queuing at the temple. I wasn’t there. The following day, Chinatown was empty, the perfect moment to contemplate the very well preserved buildings of Chinese culture.
People born in the Year of the Horse are clever, kind, animated and energetic. Although they sometimes talk too much, they are cheerful, perceptive, talented and love to be in the centre of a crowd. They are popular among friends, active at work and have a deft sense of humor…
Chinese new year good luck coins are everywhere !
They bring good fortune.
People would queue for hours at the above shop. For new year’s celebrations, it cooks thin caramelized slices of pork, delicious…
In that street, former tea houses. At the time they were forbidden to women.
The buildings have been amazingly well preserved.
in Chinatown, the indian temple and the muslim mosque are completely integrated to the celebrations !