Chap Goh Meh @ Fireworks

Monday, February 9th, 2009 | In LimCorp Dot Net |

Today is Chap Goh Meh, the last day of Chinese new year celebration. Chap Goh Meh simply means “the 15th night of Chinese new year”. It is not doubt the most popular and colorful moment would be in the Chap Goh Meh. Here I wish everyone has a great and Happy Chap Goh Meh night.

In most countries, Chap Goh Mei is celebrated with lots of fireworks, firecrackers and we can see many home decorated with red lanterns and bright lights to mark this end of an auspicious occasion. In some parts of town or city area, we might able to witness the cultural performances, lantern displays, lion dance and so on. Chap Goh Mei also known as the Chinese valentine’s day that celebrated by most of the Chinese couples. According to the story, Chap Goh Meh is a night of courtship and on this night many single ladies would make their way to the temples, best dressed with hope to find prospective suitors.

Besides these, One of the traditional fun activity that take place on this auspicious night is throwing the oranges into the sea or river by those single girls, it is believed that by throwing tangerines into the sea, these young girls would find themselves a good husband. For many years, the activity of throwing tangerines into the sea also signifies that these young girls are available for marriage. From the book, it also recorded if someone who see the floating tangerine in the water and pick it up that generally means that the single girl who threw it would be able to find a good spouse.

Below are some fireworks photos and videos that played during the Chinese new year of 2008 and 2009. Even though playing firecrackers are not allowed by the Government of Malaysia, many people still playing it during the whole Chinese new year.

Scenes one, Fireworks that played at the first day of Chinese new year 2009.

Scenes two, Fireworks that played at the first day of Chinese new year 2009.

Scenes three, Fireworks that played at the first day of Chinese new year 2009.

Chinese New Year Firecracker Scene 2
Photo that was taken at Chinese new year 2008. A beautiful fireworks that played during that time.

Chinese New Year Firecracker Scene 5
Almost the whole street, city are full of the smoke seem like a thick fog, heavy mist at the morning because most of the of the household were playing the firecracker as one of the traditional activities.

Chinese New Year Firecracker Scene 1Chinese New Year Firecracker Scene 3Chinese New Year Firecracker Scene 4
More photos of the fireworks that taken during the Chinese new year.


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