Chinese New Year is on 25 Jan . It is a day off for the general population, and schools and most businesses are closed.
Many people clean their homes to welcome the Spring Festival. They put up the red posters with poetic verses on it to their doors, Chinese New Year pictures on their walls, and decorate their homes with red lanterns. It is also a time to reunite with relatives so many people visit their families at this time of the year.
In the evening of the Spring Festival Eve, many people set off fireworks and firecrackers, hoping to cast away any bad luck and bring forth good luck. Children often receive “luck” money. Many people wear new clothes and send Chinese New Year greetings to each other. Various activities such as beating drums and striking gongs, as well as dragon and lion dances, are all part of the Spring Festival festivities.
Thean Hou Temple is one of the oldest and largest temples in Southeast Asia.
The Thean Hou Temple is a six-tiered temple of the Chinese sea goddess Mazu located in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia. It is located on 1.67 acres of land atop Robson Heights on Lorong Bellamy, overlooking Jalan Syed Putra. It was completed in 1987 and officially opened in 1989.
It is a syncretism of element of Buddhism, Taoism and Confucianism. The temple combines traditional architecture with more modern architecture, and is very rich in color, a true mesmerizing site when first entering the temple. You will find dragon inspired decoration on the rooftops and colorful lanterns, red and yellow, welcoming you into the temple.