First Day of Lunar New Year

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February 14, 2010 is the valentine’s day in the west, but for Chinese, it is the first day of Chinese Luanr New Year, called “Da nian Chu yi“, in English is “lunar New Year’s Day“. What a coincidence in this year! Well you know, Chinese New year is the most important Festival for Chinese all the year round, but it is not always the same day in solar calendar.

People say that in this day we should go out for a walk, called “琛屽ぇ杩”, means you may get good fortune when you go out. I am not sure whether they do this in other part of China, but in Nanning, Guangxi, I been told this ever since I was a child.

memorial arch in QinXiu Mountan. Nanning,Guangxi,China

memorial arch in QinXiu Mountan. Nanning,Guangxi China

So in lunar New Year’s Day, you can see a lot of people go to the temples, burn incense and worship the Buddha, pray for good fortunes in a new year. Actually it is quite popular among the people in China, whether you are a Buddhist or not.

In Nanning, the most popular temple might be the “Guan Yin Chan Si” (瑙傞煶绂呭, Temple of the Goddess of Mercy) on the QinXiu Mountain(闈掔灞). People say that this temple is very efficatious. So in every holiday time, you always can see thousands of people go to the temple pray for fortune. The temple is recently expanded, becomes bigger and looks better.
Here is some pictures of that day.

too many cars obstruct the road

too many cars obstruct the road

Temple in QinXiu Mountain. Nanning,Guangxi

Temple in QinXiu Mountain. Nanning,Guangxi

name of the temple "Da Shi Ge" (澶у+闃)

name of the temple "Da Shi Ge" (澶у+闃)

The temple in QinXiu Mountain in NanningTemple in QinXiu Mountain1lots of incense sticks and candles

crowded people in front of the temple in QinXiu Mountain

crowded people in front of the temple in QinXiu Mountain

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