Monday, January 16, 2006

Lunar New Year

Chinese New Year in Australia is not just celebrated by the chinese but by the indo-chinese communities like the vietnamese as well. Therefore it is more appropriate to call it Lunar New Year so everyone can join in the celebration!

Last Sunday we went to Richmond where the Richmond and Abbotsford Business Association (RABA) and the vietnamese communities there were celebrating the coming New Year.
The celebration took place in Victoria street and the whole street was closed to the traffic for the whole day.
Most of the local traders there got to display their products outside their shops.
These are some of their cultural paintings, umbrellas and cheong sam..much like the chinese ones but still slightly different.
There's always another store more colourful than the one before!
New Year decorations like these red thingies and plastic flowers are always popular.
Australians are fascinated with anything asian like these vietnamese villager's baskets, stools and rick-shaw.
New Year means every thing must be red like these baskets here whatever they are.
There's always plenty of delicious vietnamese food cooked for you right in from of you, these are mini pan-cakes with prawns in them. They're called Banh Khot.
Chives cakes.
Not so vietnamese, amusement game to rip your money off.
Ferris wheel for the not so weak hearted.
Fun Factory for the kids, big as well as small.

And look! Uncle Ho Chi Minh was there too!

18 comments:

Jeremy C said...

nice pics! :)

oh, btw, u kena tagged! hehe...

ylang said...

i want that cute umbrella, pls.
Happy chinese new year to you.

Wuching said...

jeremy: not again! (rack brain)

ylang: my wife bought one of those umbrella for $5, pink one too! which color u want?

5xmom ~chanlilian.net~ said...

Yes, the umbrella is so sweet. I want a purple one, please.

BTW, LOL at Uncle Ho Chi Minh!

Beer Brat said...

How about firecrackers... are they allowed there?

Happy Chinese New Year

Wuching said...

5xmom: u want an umbrella too? & thankz for getting the ho chi minh joke, i was worried ppl wouldn't pick that up..:P

beer brat: yes firecrackers r allowed but i missed out coz i didn't get there at the right time! damn! :(

ylang said...

purple, green, blue and red... hehe! all of them. :-p

Che-Cheh said...

I'm one of the 'ppl' that don't understand about Uncle Ho Chi Minh. Mind to explain ?

btw the Banh Khot is calling me to eat them.

Wuching said...

ylang: they're all yours, where should i send them to?

che-cheh: u know what uncle ho is? now ho chi minh was a vietnamese hero and my post is mainly about vietnamese celebration, put them all together & now do u get it?

Wuching said...

che-cheh: banh khot is VERY nice! :)

yvy said...

i lOVE uncle ho chi minh to!!!

that chives cake is chai kuey is it?

Wuching said...

yvy: i say thank goodness for uncle ho so the average guy can afford dvd! the chai kuey..don't know lah, its vietnamese so maybe it can be too!

narrowband said...

Lol, I guess piracy and the Chinese are inseparable :p

Wuching said...

narrowband: thank god for uncle ho!

Che-Cheh said...

Uhhhh I don't know who is Uncle Ho.

Wuching said...

che-cheh: uncle ho is the illegal vendor selling dvd movies in malaysia!

Che-Cheh said...

Ohhhh ic ic ic....hehehe

Wuching said...

che-che: (i roll eyes) tsk!