Thursday, February 7, 2008

Tangerines for the Lunar New Year

Today is the Lunar New Year and one of the traditional practices is offering friends even number of tangerines with stems and leaves still on them.

Since I cannot offer you REAL tangerines, here is my digital gift to all you readers out there. May the Year of the Rat bring you and your love ones plenty of good health and happiness.

20 comments:

Fénix - Bostonscapes said...

Gong Xi Fatt Chai to you too, Ming. :)

Monika N. said...

Thankyou Ming. The very same to you!

oldmanlincoln said...

Thanks for the offering, Ming. Nice photo too. I have never actually seen a tangerine with the stem attached.

Peter said...

Xin Nian Kuai Le 新年快乐 and Gong Xi Fa Cai 恭喜发财!

alice said...

Happy New Year, Ming! Bonne et heureuse année!

Chris said...

Thanks, Ming! Happy New Year to you, too!

Changes in the wind said...

Am clueless of the tradition but thank you for the good wishes:)

teahouse said...

Hey, I just wished you a Happy Year of the Rat, but my comment disappeared. Testing, 1..2..3...

Ex-Shammickite said...

Gung Hey Fat Choy to you and your family, Ming! I hope you will be having a nice feast with plenty of pork on the menu.... doesn't it signify good luck and prosperity?
I will be taking The Space Cadet out to a wonderful restaurant called The Mandarin later this month... will wait until the New Year rush is over.

TCho said...

that's a nice picture.

Lori said...

I didn't know that about the tangerines. I love this colorful shot. I can just taste them. Happy New Year to you too!

marley said...

Great colour! i didn't know about the fruity gift either :)

citygirl15 said...

Love the tangerines ;-)

Happy New Year to you Ming!

Oberon said...

.......good stuff.

Sonia said...

Thank you, Ming! Happy New Year to you, too! Beautiful colour!

kunal bhatia said...

Im a bit late on this, but a very happy new year to you!
- Mindless Mumbai

Todd HellsKitchen said...

Sweet shot!

;^)

Belinda said...

And to you too Ming!! Do you still get Ang Pow's? This was my last time receiving them - I'll be married next year so it'll be my turn to start giving!

Rafe Totengco said...

I can eat tangerines all day long! Love them.

Keropok Man said...

Gong Xi Fa Cai!

Nian Nian You Yu!
Xin Xiang Shi Chen!

Hope you had an enjoyable New Year. I balik kampung and feasted. LOL