Year of the ox: Happy Chinese New Year! 恭喜發財,心想事成!!!

Real Estate Agent with Douglas Elliman Real Estate

January 26, 2009 is starting Chinese New Year in lunar calendar.
According to Wikipedia: "Chinese New Year or Spring Festival is one of the most important traditional Chinese holidays. It is sometimes called the Lunar New Year, especially by people outside China. The festival traditionally begins on the first day of the first lunar month (Chinese: 正月; pinyin: zhēng yuè) in the Chinese calendar and ends on the 15th; this day is called Lantern Festival. Chinese New Year's Eve is known as Chúxī. It literally means "Year-pass Eve"."



This is going to be the YEAR OF THE OX! (born year 1913, 1925, 1937, 1949, 1961, 1973, 1985, 1997...) People born in the Year of the Ox are patient, speak little, and inspire confidence in others. They tend, however, to be eccentric, and bigoted, and they anger easily. They have fierce tempers and although they speak little, when they do they are quite eloquent. Ox people are mentally and physically alert. Generally easy-going, they can be remarkably stubborn, and they hate to fail or be opposed. They are most compatible with Snake, Rooster, and Rat people.

BEFORE NEW YEAR's EVE The celebration actually starts on New Year's Eve with the reunion dinner. By New Year's Eve, you should have done the following:

  • Clean the entire home to get rid of all the things that are associated with the old year.
  • Put away all brooms and brushes.
  • Pay all your debts.
  • Resolve differences with family members, friends, neighbors and business associates.
  • Buy the following: red money envelopes, oranges and/or tangerines, circular candy tray, flowers (especially plum blossom, peach blossom, water lily), a new set of clothes and shoes for children, preferably something red or orange.
  • Get new dollar bills from the bank. Insert the new dollar bills into the red envelopes. Now the red envelope is called a lee see or lucky money envelope. (note: Very few modern families follow all the "cleaning" traditions.)

As an Chinese speaking Real Estate agent, we have been busier than ever since it is holiday time. Quite the opposite as to Christmas, or Thanksgiving holidays.  Many of Chinese oversea investors or parents finally have time off from work from Asia, and now coming to New York to visit family or vacation, therefore, the demand for appointments to check out properties are much more than other times. If you would like to know how to invest in New York city and take an advantage of the year of the ox,

call us at (646)644-6929 or email at today!

HAPPY NEW YEAR! Kung Hay Fat Choy (the Cantonese way of saying happy new year).

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Eileen Hsu 許雅嵐 (email: EHSU(@)

Our team specialize in Manhattan New York Condominiums, townhouses, and condops.

We are condominium residents ourselves so we understand the Manhattan New York condominium community. We also enjoy all Manhattan neighborhoods, especially Upper West Side, Lincoln Square, Midtown East, Murray Hill, Financial District, Chelsea, Fifth Avenue, Greenwich Village, Nolita and etc just to name a few. If you or you know someone that may be interested in selling, buying or leasing their Manhattan New York condo, call us today (917)837-8869 or (646)644-6929 and we can discuss your specific Real Estate goals.

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Rosalinda Morgan
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Eileen - Happy New Year.  Thanks for the fascinating info and history of the Chinese New Year. 

Jan 23, 2009 01:10 AM #1
Steven L. Smith
King of the House Home Inspection, Inc. - Bellingham, WA
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That is a good sounding new year, better than year of the rat or something like that.

Jan 23, 2009 01:25 AM #2
Georgie Hunter R(S) 58089
Hawai'i Life Real Estate Brokers - Haiku, HI
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Happy New Year to you too.  I hope you can close some deals this holiday season.

Jan 23, 2009 11:18 AM #3
Morgan Evans
Douglas Elliman Real Estate - Manhattan, NY

Those are some great pictures.  The year of the ox will be exciting!  Great Post, Happy Chinese New Year.

Jan 23, 2009 01:19 PM #4
Eileen Hsu
Douglas Elliman Real Estate - Manhattan, NY

Xin Nian Kuai Le! (Happy New Year!)

Jan 24, 2009 03:29 AM #5
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