Sunday, February 14, 2010

Happy New Year & More

First, I'd like to say: Happy very belated "regular" new year!

Today is Valentine's Day.

Happy Valentine's Day

Today is also the first day of the Lunar New Year!

Gong Hay Fat Choi

The Lunar New Year is a two week event full of celebrations and festivities. It's a big event among the many Asian cultures. This weekend started off the celebrations, and I went to the Hsi Lai Temple (prounounced "She Lie") in Hacienda Heights, CA, which was one of the locations where one could find festivals at. Hsi Lai Temple is one of the largest Buddhist Temples found in the U.S...and outside any Asian countries.

More photos from the Lunar New Year Festivities at Hsi Lai Buddhist Temple:

The Lunar New Year doesn't fall on the same day of the year every year. It's weird like that. 2010 is also the year of the Tiger. Roar! There are twelve animals in the Chinese astrology. People who are born in the year of The Tiger can find their characteristics by clicking here. To find what animal year you were born on, click here.