( Photo taken on 18 Feb 2015 )
Midnight ceremony of Chinese New Year
This photo is taken while me and my family were doing the Chinese New Year ceremony . Our family is nationally Thai but we have the ancestry from mainland China . ( I am quite the 3rd generation who live in Thailand ) . Traditionally , we do the offering ceremony for day and night . Also , we will lit the firecrackers ( it’s said to make the evil spirits run away ) and burn the joss papers ( to offer the dead people ) . The tradition of Chinese new year’s ceremony has passed on from generation to generation .
This ceremony of our family took place on midnight . The weather is chill a bit with some gust of wind blow to us . We had joss sticks , joss papers , oranges and some snacks . We didn’t buy too much thing for offering since the economic recession . So , we tried to save money as much as we can do . After the offering , we prayed to spirits for luck and prosperity and burn the joss papers . The smoke were scattered everywhere to nearby area , full of burning smell . ( In fact , the others families in the area do the ceremony as well .
We wished things will be better for us in next year ( 2016 ) and we went to bed .