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Second day of Chinese New Year

Today, Feb 15, 2010, is the day married daughters should visit their parents. Don’t forget to bring a gift, preferably something tasty and sweet. Never visit anyone empty handed, especially your in-laws.

I talked to my mom over the phone. She said that one of my aunts, my dad’s elder sister, now in her 70s, wants to visit us on the second day. It’s the tradition of married daughter going home. The logic goes like this: Both of her parents (my grandparents on my dad’s side) have passed away. My dad’s elder brother (the oldest son in the family) has also passed away. So my dad, the fourth child and the second male in the family, now is the “home” for her. Quite interesting, isn’t it?

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2010 Chinese New Year's Celebration Guide

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