How Chinese in Myanmar celebrate Chinese New Year

I don’t usually reblog posts but this topic is timely and from my friend Nicole.
Happy Chinese New Year!

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Chinese New Year is not an official bank holiday in Myanmar but Chinese people normally take leave from school or work to celebrate the 2-day cerebration – the New Year Eve and the New Year Day.

There are a few different types of Chinese in Myanmar – mainly Hokkien and Cantonese. But we also have some Hakka and Yunnan Chinese. We all celebrate Chinese New Year in slightly different ways – for example, the ritual of worship, the temple that we visit, etc. Since majority of the people in Myanmar is Buddhist, the ritual includes mostly worshiping different god and visiting different temples.

I will share with you how my parents celebrate Chinese New Year in Hakka way.

On the New Year Eve morning, we worship to the heavenly god (拜天神). For this ritual, we have to prepare 1  cup of wine, 3 cups of tea, 3 types of meat

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