Kong Hei Fat Choi

ChinesePaperRitual

February 10th – Chinese New Year 2013 – I visited the largest Man Mo Temple on Hollywood Road in Hong Kong watching the ritual of burning Joss Paper to worship the ancestors. Within China, regional customs and traditions concerning the celebration of the Chinese New year vary widely. It is traditional for every family to clean the house, in order to sweep away any ill-fortune and to make way for good incoming luck. Windows and doors will be decorated with red colour paper-cuts and couplets with popular themes of “good fortune” or “happiness”, “wealth”, and “longevity.” Other activities include lighting firecrackers and giving money in red paper envelopes.