Today is the first day of the Chinese New Year. It is the Year of the Snake. I’m spending the Chinese New Year in the very non-traditional way of not meeting up with relatives 😛 I’ve already had my New Year’s Eve dinners with both sides of the family. Living in Canada, I don’t get special time off for Chinese New Year. Although this year, Chinese New Year coincides with newly created BC Family Day long weekend. So it’s more festive than usual, I guess. However, in Vancouver, it looks most of the Chinese New Year festivities are next weekend.
If I were in Hong Kong, I’d have 3 days off, or if I were in China, I’d have a whole week, to celebrate the New Year. Although, the Chinese New Year festivities can technically go on for an entire 2 weeks.
We’ll see if I end up going to any festivities. Things have been busy with school for the wifey.