May the Year of the Horse bring you all the health and happiness you deserve. Happy New Year!
Today is Saturday, February 9th in China. Tonight is the beginning of the Chinese Lunar New Year, the eve of the year of the snake. Celebrations have already begun. Fireworks are being heard all around China. The mood is high; the fun is beginning. Tonight millions of people all over the world will watch the Chinese New Year’s Gala on TV…a 4.5 hour spectacle of entertainment from China.
I send you my New Year’s greetings, all the way from Kunming, Yunnan Province, China. The photo was taken with a beautiful Dai lady in her traditional ethnic costume at a CNY celebration dinner last week at Guandu Ancient Town, where I was invited to attend along with over 1,000 other guests – the only foreigner in the hall! What an honour!