Wish all Chinese reader a Happy Chinese New Year 2008 with a fortune mouse year and others a happy holidays.
For those who driving back to home town, drive carefully and have a great time together with families member. For e those who celebrate in K, enjoy the time where you don’t have to stuck in jams 🙂 .
According to legend, in ancient China, the Nián (年) was a man-eating beast from the mountains (in other versions from under the sea), which came out every 12 months somewhere close to winter to prey on humans. The people later believed that the Nian was sensitive to loud noises and the colour red, so they scared it away with explosions, fireworks and the liberal use of the colour red. These customs led to the first New Year celebrations. Guò nián (simplified Chinese: 过年; traditional Chinese: 過年), which means to celebrate the new year, literally means the passover of the Nian.
Source : Wikipedia