2015 Chinese New Year Celebration

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In preparing for the Chinese New Year, houses are thoroughly cleaned.  It is the time when people get together and have a reunion feast. People also go to local monastery to worship to start their first day of the year.

Chinese calligraphy for celebration of Chinese New Year
Chinese calligraphy for celebration of Chinese New Year

Chinese red scrolls are commonly seen as fixture for decorating the houses. Prayers and auspicious words in Chinese calligraphy have been used in the tradition dated back for thousands of years.

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Red scrolls
The names Gloria and Nancy written in Chinese calligraphy
The names Gloria and Nancy written in Chinese calligraphy
Chinese calligraphy
More Chinese calligraphy

On Feburary 22, 2015, neighbors of GEBIS, and local study group members have been invited to celebrate Chinese New Year with Buddhist monks in their Little Sands campus. Braving the weather and icy road condition from Charlottetown, hospitality by the monks have made the trip so memorable and worthwhile.

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Blowing the sacred horn

The visitors expressed and wanted to relay their gratitude for being invited to tour and visit the monastery.   They further shared how they all felt a sense of peace, happiness, calmness and goodness at the monastery.

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