In China people ring in the New Year with Chinese New Year Costume. From cleaning their houses, paying off debts, painting their doors and window panes to purchasing new year clothes and even getting new haircuts.
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The Chinese New Year is a hub of activity. These activities represent new life and new beginnings. Chinese New Year Costume actually reflects a long and complex interaction between elegance and tradition. According to the Chinese tradition a graceful costume is the only means to showcase the elegance of a human body. Chinese New Year Costume reminds people of that age old tradition. In many parts of china people wear traditional costumes on the New Year's Day and greet their parents and grand parents. This is a simple yet a thoughtful way to unify the family ties.
Chinese New Year Costume for women ranges from cheongsams, qipaos, mandarin blouses to jackets and pants.
For men, Mandarin shirts with Mandarin collars, Dragon shirts, Kung Fu suits & Chinese coats are some of the famous Chinese New Year Costumes.
The Chinese New Year Costume conveys the true essence of an immortal line "A garden full of the beauty of spring can not be prevented from being enjoyed."
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While we were shopping at TESCO, April saw the children CNY costume. She was asking me to buy one for her. I said no, because the CNY costume is not practical. This type of costume is only nice to wear on CNY, and it may look funny on other functions. Besides, the silk type of material is also too hot to wear in our country.
In my conversation with Yvonne this morning, it has given me a chance to change my mind completely. She said her husband thought that the CNY costume is only cute to wear when they are still small, and not that they have grown up. It sounded logic to me.
Hence, I rushed to Giant at my lunch time. I was so lucky to find the last 2 pieces of little girl cheongsams, and they were exactly in my princesses' sizes. They were meant to be my happiest purchase today. Only at RM13 per piece, and the material is thin enough to wear in the hot weather.
After letting my two princesses put the cheongsam on, they like it so much until they refused to take it off. I needed to scare them that the cheongsam will tear if they wear it to ride their cars, then only they let me take the cheongsam to wash.