Gung Hay Fat Choy 農曆新年

What a treat! The Mieville Steampunk sim is celebrating Chinese Lunar New Year with a week worth of events (Feb 16- 24) including yesterday (day 4) fireworks display at the wharf. There is also a fishing contest, dance party and lantern festival planned. A lucky red packet hunt with a 100 hidden envelopes worth 2L each is ongoing. Collect them all and redeem at the end of the week during the lantern festival.  Honestly, I spent 3 hours looking for the hidden packets and could not find one.  So good luck, and I hope to see you at some of the events!

Schedule of events:

新年好 CHINESE NEW YEAR CELEBRATION in MIEVILLE!! 新年好

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新年好 Day 1 (Saturday 16th February)

12:00 PM SLT: Parade! Dress in Chinese costume and join us to open the Chinese New Year Festival in Mieville!

ALL WEEK: There will be a mini-hunt for Lucky Red Packets!
Reward of 2L per packet found! Many are hidden! Good luck!

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新年好 Day 2 (Sunday, 17th February)

Cai Shen — the God of Wealth’s — birthday and the birthday of all dogs!

10:00 AM SLT: Bring your pet dog to Mieville for the Dogs Parade!

ALL WEEK: There will be a mini-hunt for Lucky Red Packets!
Reward of 2L per packet found! Many are hidden! Good luck!

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新年好 Day 3 (Monday, 18th February)

The return of the Kitchen God!

We’ll have a special celebration honouring this messenger to the Jade Emperor as he returns from Heaven.

6:00 PM SLT: Meet for an evening of friendship, food and drink!

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新年好 Day 4 (Tuesday, 19th February)

6:00 PM SLT: Fireworks on the wharf!

A chance to explore the wonderful shops of Chinatown!

ALL WEEK: There will be a mini-hunt for Lucky Red Packets!

Reward of 2L per packet found! Many are hidden! Good luck!

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新年好 Day 5 (Wednesday, 20th February)

Everybody’s Birthday (Renri)!

Today everybody gets a year older!

6:00 PM SLT: Special Chinese birthday party!

ALL WEEK: There will be a mini-hunt for Lucky Red Packets!
Reward of 2L per packet found! Many are hidden! Good luck!

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新年好 Day 6 (Thursday, 21st February)

Since food is a great part of celebrating Chinese New Year, our Salon this evening will be devoted to discussing the customs and special foods eaten during the Chinese New Year festival.

Meet here at 6:00 PM SLT:

Laughing Gryphon House

ALL WEEK: There will be a mini-hunt for Lucky Red Packets!
Reward of 2L per packet found! Many are hidden! Good luck!

☰ ☱ ☲ ☳ ☴ ☵ ☶ ☷

新年好 Day 7 (Friday, 22nd February)

The day of Guan Yu, a famous Chinese general who is considered to be the Taoist God of War.

We’ll have a fishing contest to honour this god! Whoever is the fiercest “feesher” will win Lindens and lots of good luck!

Fishing! Off the wharf in Chinatown! 9:00 PM SLT!

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新年好 Day 8 (Saturday, 23rd February)

Chinese New Year Weekly Theme Dance!

6:00 PM – 8:00 PM SLT:

Golden Penguin Restaurant, Mieville Stevenson (98, 187, 25)

ALL WEEK: There will be a mini-hunt for Lucky Red Packets!

Reward of 2L per packet found! Many are hidden! Good luck!

☰ ☱ ☲ ☳ ☴ ☵ ☶ ☷

新年好 Day 9 (Sunday, 24th February)

Lantern Festival!

There’ll be FIREWORKS!

4:00 PM SLT: You are invited to parade with lanterns as we celebrate the Chinese version of Valentine’s Day and close the festival.

TURN IN your Lucky Red Packets!
Reward of 2L per packet found!

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Lunar New Year Calendar

2013 marks the celebration of the Year of the Snake according to the Chinese Zodiac calendar begining on February 10th shortly after the New moon in Aquarius, the humanitarian of the zodiac. This 2013 year of Snake is meant for steady progress and attention to detail.  Focus and discipline will be necessary for you to achieve what you set out to create. The Snake is the sixth sign of the Chinese Zodiac, which consists of 12 Animal Signs. It is the enigmatic, intuitive, introspective, refined and collected of the Animals Signs. Ancient Chinese wisdom says a Snake in the house is a good omen because it means that your family will not starve.

Characteristics of people born in the year of the Snake (Ox & Rooster): natural leaders, hardworking, discreet, modest, industrious, charitable, loyal, punctual, philosophical, patient, and good-hearted individuals with high moral standards.

Signs:                 Years:

Rat                       -1900 -1912 -1924 -1936 -1948 -1960 -1972 -1984 -1996 -2008

Ox                        -1901 -1913 -1925 -1937 -1949 -1961 -1973 -1985 -1997 -2009

Tiger                     -1902 -1914 -1926 -1938 -1950 -1962 -1974 -1986 -1998 -2010

Rabbit                  -1903 -1915 -1927 -1939 -1951 -1963 -1975 -1987 -1999 -2011

Dragon                 -1904 -1916 -1928 -1940 -1952 -1964 -1976 -1988 -2000 -2012

Snake                   -1905 -1917 -1929 -1941 -1953 -1965 -1977 -1989 -2001 -2013

Horse                    -1906 -1918 -1930 -1942 -1954 -1966 -1978 -1990 -2002 -2014

Sheep                   -1907 -1919 -1931 -1943 -1955 -1967 -1979 -1991 -2003 -2015

Monkey                 -1908 -1920 -1932 -1944 -1956 -1968 -1980 -1992 -2004 -2016

Rooster                  -1909 -1921 -1933 -1945 -1957 -1969 -1981 -1993 -2005 -2017

Dog                        -1910 -1922 -1934 -1946 -1958 -1970 -1982 -1994 -2006 -2018

Boar                       -1911 -1923 -1935 -1947 -1959 -1971 -1983 -1995 -2007 -2019

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