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Chinese New Year & The Changing Seasons

The Changing Seasons is coming soon – my post will be up on 31 January (Singapore time). I hope you will all join Brian and I for a wrap-up & reflection of January 2022 (follow this link to find out more about The Changing Seasons).

And on 1 February, it’s the 1st day Chinese New Year; the celebrations continue for 15 days! I was puzzled by the lack of decorations on Orchard Road this year but our own little apartment building only completed it’s festive adornment this week. Perhaps everyone is just a little late this year.

I thought the furry critters to welcome The Year of the Tiger were particularly endearing (Feature Photo). They certainly made me smile.

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Reading your Joyful Posts brings me to my happy place. I hope having them in one place makes it easier for you to find when you need a bit of happy therapy, too.

If you would like to join in Happy Place, Happy Space, ping back to this post and I will include you next week.

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    1. Tigers are such majestic creatures, and so adorable when they are cartooned … I have to say it’s one of my favourite zodiac characterisations.
      Always happy to share space with you, Carol Ann!


  1. I’m so looking forward to the Chinese New Year. It’s been a long hard winter and I welcome with new life and potential. 😀 😀 I’ve followed the Chinese calendar for seasons now for many years.


    1. Thank you so much for the well-wishes Janet! If you ever want to have me include your post, just pop your link into my comments section – I would love to have you along!

      P/S I will include your latest post in this Sunday’s round up.


        1. It feels like it went for a very long time this year (last night was the final night of revelling) – I think in Singapore, folks spread out their family & friends celebrations because we are limited to 5 in a group to dine out, as well as 5 visitors each day at home.

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  2. Ju-Lyn, I love the festive decorations atyour building and how you celebrate the New Year for 15 days. Happy New Year of the Tiger to you and your family on February 1! Thank you for the mention and for linking up with #weekendcoffeeshare.


    1. I think the Lunar New Year is traditionally long (apparently there are special days within the 15 days, eg. the 7th day is “Everyone’s Birthday” and comes with associated special celebrations) because people had to travel far to go home. So this gives them enough time & space to enjoy time together.


    1. They are rather cute, aren’t they? The festivities are in little pockets this year. We just ran around the Chinatown area and only the main streets are decked out – in the past, individual shops would have decorated heavily as well.

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