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HubMob Weekly Topic: The Chinese New Year

  1. Princessa profile image83
    Princessaposted 7 years ago

    Hello everyone, ready for another week of HubMobbing?  After a successful week with 35 hubs so far for our  Small Business HubMob, this week we are going to go to a very fun topic.  You already know that this year on February 14th most people around the world will be celebrating Valentine's Day, but did you know that February 14th is also the start of the Chinese New Year?  In some parts of the world, the celebrations last for 15 days, the time that takes the new moon to become a full moon.  Let's join in the festivities and write about The Chinese New Year.


    Some ideas for a HubMob hub on the Chinese New Year are:

    The origin of the Chinese New Year
    Regional customs and traditions for the Chinese new year
    The year of the tiger
    The dates for Chinese New Year, why do they vary every year.
    Legends
    Food
    Clothing
    The Chinese New Year in your country
    Festivities
    Practices
    Symbolism and superstitions
    Overseas parades
    Decorations



    To join this week's HubMob please follow the steps below:

    1. YOU MUST START YOUR HUB CLICKING THIS LINK.  Choose the Answer the Request green button.  Choose the MAKE A HUB ABOUT IT option. 

    2. Choose a relevant title for your Hub to get a good ranking in the search engines, AVOID starting your title with "Weekly HubMob"

    3. If necessary change the category on your hub to best suit your topic. 

    4. Include the HubMob RSS Feed in your hub: http://hubpages.com/question/37556/hubm … ew&rss   For more information on how to add the RSS feed to your hub you can click here


    5. Add the HubMob graphic below to your hub so that everyone who reads it will know that it is part of the official HubMob topic of the week.

    http://i43.tinypic.com/rup3mg.jpg


    6. After you publish your HubMob Hub, come back to the forum and post a link to your hub with a brief description of what you wrote about and why.  Take advantage of the free publicity!


    If you are still not sure about what is a HubMob and the benefits of taking part in one I created this guide http://hubpages.com/hub/What-is-a-HubMo … o-join-one please feel free to come up with any questions if you have any doubts left.



    Kung Hei Fat Choy

    1. vox vocis profile image84
      vox vocisposted 7 years agoin reply to this

      Dear Princessa and other HubMob hubbers ,
      expand your general knowledge reading interesting things about the Chinese calendar, Chinese New Year and Chinese zodiac. Find out who are famous tiger people and what are the predictions for the emerging Year of the Tiger! 

      http://hubpages.com/hub/Made-in-China-YYYY

    2. susanlang profile image59
      susanlangposted 7 years agoin reply to this

      This sounds like lots of fun!

    3. profile image0
      Inoko Clan-Clanposted 7 years agoin reply to this

      Sounds fun! big_smile

  2. chinweike profile image72
    chinweikeposted 7 years ago

    wow! This will give me an opportunity to learn some chinese culture. Lets see what i will be able to come up with.

  3. emievil profile image81
    emievilposted 7 years ago

    Great topic. Kung Hei Fat Choi everyone smile.

    1. falcon64 profile image66
      falcon64posted 7 years agoin reply to this

      Ho fao na lai? Che che ni tai tien! Thank you...thank you!

  4. Beth100 profile image75
    Beth100posted 7 years ago

    Let's celebrate Valentine's and Chinese New Year with a feast!!!  You can wine and dine your loved one and ring in a new year with this small collection of traditional recipes.  This is the first for me for this week's HubMob:

    http://hubpages.com/hub/Chinese-New-Yea … Collection

    smile

  5. shazwellyn profile image42
    shazwellynposted 7 years ago

    I shall have to put my thinking cap on for this one! I always like to do something different... ummmmm... x

  6. Flightkeeper profile image73
    Flightkeeperposted 7 years ago

    Another good topic! I'm in.

  7. Patty Inglish, MS profile image94
    Patty Inglish, MSposted 7 years ago

    What a fun topic! I look forward to reading all the great Hubs about it.

  8. Princessa profile image83
    Princessaposted 7 years ago

    Let's make it a fun week: http://i42.tinypic.com/zvecr7.jpg there is plenty of choice for interesting fun hubs, let's really mob the web with our hubs this week!!!

    1. falcon64 profile image66
      falcon64posted 7 years agoin reply to this

      Your reminding me my happiness and loneliness moment when I worked 5 years in Taiwan before. How do I miss the place and old friends there.

  9. Money Glitch profile image80
    Money Glitchposted 7 years ago

    O.k. this should be a great and interesting topic, let me see what I can come up with. smile

  10. Stevennix2001 profile image92
    Stevennix2001posted 7 years ago

    here's my contribution to the hubmob, as i decided to make mine about the zodiac calendar.

    http://hubpages.com/hub/Chinese-Zodiac

  11. febriedethan profile image81
    febriedethanposted 7 years ago

    Thank you for this week topic, I love it, and here is my contribution :

    http://hubpages.com/hub/Chinese-New-Year-in-Indonesia

    Happy Chinese New Year smile

    1. cashmere profile image82
      cashmereposted 7 years ago

      This is like the hub I did not the New Year in India not starting in Jan but constantly arriving all through the year in different religions and regions.
      The year of the tiger...here I come.

    2. cashmere profile image82
      cashmereposted 7 years ago
    3. Haunty profile image86
      Hauntyposted 7 years ago

      Did one about Chinese astrology just before the hubmob was announced. Almost my first hobmob. Damn. neutral

      1. cashmere profile image82
        cashmereposted 7 years agoin reply to this

        That's bad. I know how it feels as its happened to me before. You keep wishing you had checked out the topic before you published that hub!

    4. theirishobserver. profile image59
      theirishobserver.posted 7 years ago

      I will be giving this topic a miss, while I love and respect the Chinese people I would simply be copying and pasting from somewhere else as I know nothing about the Chinese new year.......I will however read all the hubs that are created about it so that I can inform myself... smile

    5. alexandriaruthk profile image74
      alexandriaruthkposted 7 years ago

      http://hubpages.com/hub/Dragon-and-Lion … ation?done

      nice Chinese traditions -- the lion and the dragon dance

    6. profile image0
      china manposted 7 years ago

      This is the most important Chinese holiday of the year and almost everyone goes home for it. This means that the trains and long distance buses are packed to bursting, and invariably they stay happy, even for 20 hour + journeys. The students generally go first around the end of January then everyone else over the first week of February. They should mostly be home by yesterday which is the official start of the New Year with a minor banquet for family. Firecrackers are the most obvious sign that it is a special day, is customary to set them off before each meal. Here in the city there are enough, in the village everyone does it and the noise around dinner time is constant. The crackers are wrapped with red tissue paper that is blown apart and covers the roads and house fronts. Yesterday marks the start of the 7 day period up to THE day on the 14th. It is normal to spring clean before the 7th and then traditionally you don't put out the rubbish for 7 days, it is bad luck for anything to be put out of the house in this time. The markets close after tomorrow (the 10th) for one week, so I have been out stocking up and have another trip tomorrow to get some booze in as she has gone home for it and I am left to fend for myself! But then I am a foreigner - so I don't count.

      1. rmcrayne profile image96
        rmcrayneposted 7 years agoin reply to this

        I sure hope you're going to write a hub or two on this!!

    7. dfelker profile image81
      dfelkerposted 7 years ago

      My family and I are planning our Chinese New Year trip into LA Chinatown as we speak!  Mostly I'm making a huge list of all the food I'm going to buy!  Plus I gotta try out some of your recipes, Beth100.  Hope everyone enjoys my hub:
      http://hubpages.com/hub/Ancestors-in-Ch … elebration

      1. Princessa profile image83
        Princessaposted 7 years agoin reply to this

        I wish I was there, I remember having the most amazing Chinese food in LA Chinatown!

    8. rmcrayne profile image96
      rmcrayneposted 7 years ago

      Princessa!  HubPages Elite!  You look good with your "e".  You should get something for being a 3 year hubber too.  I love the new HubPages elite program.  But I got overlooked sad

      1. Princessa profile image83
        Princessaposted 7 years agoin reply to this

        Not any more RM, you've got recognition too.
        You are doing a great job every week with the HubMob round up hubs.  They can be very time consuming and you kindly give your time to promote the HubMob smile not every Hubber would be as dedicated as you are!

        Congratulations on your "e" !!

        1. rmcrayne profile image96
          rmcrayneposted 7 years agoin reply to this

          Thanks Princessa.  It is wonderful to be appreciated!

          1. cashmere profile image82
            cashmereposted 7 years agoin reply to this

            Both of you deserve it! Congrats!

            1. rmcrayne profile image96
              rmcrayneposted 7 years agoin reply to this

              Thanks cashmere!

              1. Money Glitch profile image80
                Money Glitchposted 7 years agoin reply to this

                RM, what are you doing up? smile Now I thought I was the only one up in the wee hours of the morning big_smile
                Well, goodnight if you are still around....smile

                1. rmcrayne profile image96
                  rmcrayneposted 7 years agoin reply to this

                  I was on a decent sleep schedule until tonight.  I have delayed sleep phase syndrome, therefore have a 26 hr clock, therefore I have to take [natural] supplements to try to have a normal sleep schedule.  I had a caffeinated soda early this afternoon, and 2 small pieces of chocolate tonight.  When will I ever learn!?

                  1. prettydarkhorse profile image65
                    prettydarkhorseposted 7 years agoin reply to this

                    oh have you tried tea Rmcrayne, they are good for you,


                    here is another hub from me, I am fasciated with Chinese numerology
                    http://hubpages.com/hub/Lucky-and-Unluc … se-Culture

                    1. rmcrayne profile image96
                      rmcrayneposted 7 years agoin reply to this

                      Maita, I have tried lots of things. Unfortunately nothing seems to work long term, so I am constantly changing strategies.  My naturopath gave me lemon balm drops which did not work.  Skullcap has worked well, until suddenly it doesn't hmm   I have at least a half dozen diffent herbal tea varieties, and it didn't cross my mind to try them last night! sad

    9. RedElf profile image84
      RedElfposted 7 years ago

      Kung Hei Fat Choi big_smile

    10. Flightkeeper profile image73
      Flightkeeperposted 7 years ago
    11. rmcrayne profile image96
      rmcrayneposted 7 years ago

      HubMobsters, here is your Chinese New Year HubMob roundup hub:

      Chinese New Year-- Learn About Celebration and Tradition from our HubMobsters

      http://hubpages.com/hub/Chinese-New-Yea … ion-HubMob

      The Chinese New Year celebration is observed beginning the first day of the first moon of the lunar calendar.  It is the most important of the Chinese holidays and is celebrated in many countries.  The Chinese New Year celebration is a time for food, family, fellowship and pageantry.

      1. shazwellyn profile image42
        shazwellynposted 7 years agoin reply to this

        rmcrayne... are you a drug addict?  You have an 'e'!  hehehe *pun*

        Seriously, congratulations on your sEal of approval! xx

    12. kirstenblog profile image77
      kirstenblogposted 7 years ago

      I actually wrote my valentines day hub with the chinese new year as a special twist. I maybe could like to two if I can get a hub in in time! Time is so short just now but maybe I can get in on this one, might be a late comer tho smile.

      1. rmcrayne profile image96
        rmcrayneposted 7 years agoin reply to this

        Late is no problem!  I continue to monitor the most recent HubMob (previous week along with current week) daily.  I'll usually go back 2 to 4 weeks and look at the RSS a couple times a week.  If in doubt, you can always email me.  I do lots of late submissions myself!

    13. febriedethan profile image81
      febriedethanposted 7 years ago

      Hi..I decided to give another try :

      http://hubpages.com/hub/The-Traditional … e-New-Year

      Enjoy smile

    14. Purple Perl profile image62
      Purple Perlposted 7 years ago

      Top Food Traditions To Celebrate The Chinese New Year
      http://hubpages.com/hub/Top-Food-Tradit … e-New-Year

    15. TnFlash profile image60
      TnFlashposted 7 years ago

      I have published my Chinese New Years HubMob post. I hope everyone enjoys it.

      The Link is:

      http://hubpages.com/hub/Chinese-Calenda … -the-Tiger

    16. Anath profile image78
      Anathposted 7 years ago

      Not getting any ideas for this week :-( 
      any help?

      1. rmcrayne profile image96
        rmcrayneposted 7 years agoin reply to this

        This website was a good overview of Chinese New Year.  Maybe it will give you some ideas:

        http://www.c-c-c.org/chineseculture/fes … wyear.html

        Wikipedia has a pretty thorough list of countries other than China that celebrate Chinese New Year:

        http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Chinese_New_Year

        1. Anath profile image78
          Anathposted 7 years agoin reply to this

          Thank you rmcrayne, I'll have a look.

          1. rmcrayne profile image96
            rmcrayneposted 7 years agoin reply to this
    17. prettydarkhorse profile image65
      prettydarkhorseposted 7 years ago

      http://hubpages.com/hub/Colors-and-Thei … se-Culture

      http://hubpages.com/hub/Chinese-New-yea … i-Fat-Choi



      These are my contributions for the HUBMOB

      Thank you Ms Princessa and Rmcrayne

    18. Kevin Peter profile image71
      Kevin Peterposted 7 years ago

      How do you celebrate the fifteen days of Chinese New Year?

      http://hubpages.com/hub/How-do-you-cele … e-New-Year

    19. Beth100 profile image75
      Beth100posted 7 years ago

      Congrats Princessa and Rose Mary on your "e"s!!  They suit you well!  big_smile

      1. rmcrayne profile image96
        rmcrayneposted 7 years agoin reply to this

        Thanks Beth.  It's always nice to be appreciated.

    20. rmcrayne profile image96
      rmcrayneposted 7 years ago

      Your Chinese New Year HubMob roundup hub has been updated:

      http://hubpages.com/hub/Chinese-New-Yea … ion-HubMob

    21. Kevin Peter profile image71
      Kevin Peterposted 7 years ago

      The Rich Customs and Traditions of Chinese New Year

      http://hubpages.com/hub/-The-Rich-Custo … e-New-Year

    22. Patty Inglish, MS profile image94
      Patty Inglish, MSposted 7 years ago

      The Two Korean New Years

      http://hubpages.com/t/119955

    23. JYOTI KOTHARI profile image67
      JYOTI KOTHARIposted 7 years ago

      Chinese New year is not unique in the world. There are many similarities between Indian New year and Chinese New Year. Both follow lunar calendar.
      Large numbers of customs and traditions are similar to that of India.
      What are the traditions and significance of Chinese New year? How Chinese celebrate it in China and outside China? What are the similarities with India? And lot more.....

      http://hubpages.com/hub/chinese-new-year-china-india

    24. bekaze profile image79
      bekazeposted 7 years ago
    25. Chuck profile image92
      Chuckposted 7 years ago
    26. Money Glitch profile image80
      Money Glitchposted 7 years ago

      Wheeeeew, finally finished one...big_smile


      Favorite Rituals on Chinese New Year's Eve
      http://hubpages.com/hub/Favorite-Ritual … -Years-Eve

    27. rmcrayne profile image96
      rmcrayneposted 7 years ago

      Your Chinese New Year HubMob roundup hub has been updated.  We have 23 hubs.

      http://hubpages.com/hub/Chinese-New-Yea … ion-HubMob

      1. shazwellyn profile image42
        shazwellynposted 7 years agoin reply to this

        Have we missed out at all?  Do we have a dead line? x

        1. rmcrayne profile image96
          rmcrayneposted 7 years agoin reply to this

          Absolutely no deadline! Princessa never closes the question.   Sometimes I don't get a firm HubMob hub idea until Friday or Saturday.  I can be slow wink  I frequently submit hubs to HubMobs from 1, 2, even 4 weeks back.  I submitted 3 Toys hubs 4 weeks after the Toys HubMob launched.  You miss some of the visibility and publicity of the HubMob week, but you can always continue to submit.  And you can always email me to get it in the roundup hub.

          1. shazwellyn profile image42
            shazwellynposted 7 years agoin reply to this

            Phew... Im the slow one not you!  I value what you do for us!

            Thanks xx

            1. rmcrayne profile image96
              rmcrayneposted 7 years agoin reply to this

              Thanks shaz. But I'm still the slow one:  I haven't done my CNY hub yet (just the roundup)!

              1. shazwellyn profile image42
                shazwellynposted 7 years agoin reply to this

                thats you all round ... putting us first!  Good luck with your New Year Hub xx

    28. dfelker profile image81
      dfelkerposted 7 years ago

      I'm on Chinese food overload, and the kids are on a mini-break from school, so it's getting silly around here...
      http://hubpages.com/hub/Fun-Quiz-about-Chinese-New-Year

    29. Lamme profile image70
      Lammeposted 7 years ago

      Here's my first contribution to HubMob.  Thanks for the great topic!

      http://hubpages.com/hub/Tet-Nguyen-Dan- … -the-Tiger

    30. shazwellyn profile image42
      shazwellynposted 7 years ago

      Well... just in the nick of time, again!  My contribution...

      Start The Chinese New Year with the I Ching – Be Guided by Ancient Wisdom!

      It happens on the new moon.  It is the first lunar month of the year.  Spring is only around the corner – between four and eight weeks after this event.  What is it?  This is the Chinese new year – year to commemorate the beginning of something new!  A re-birth!  Now is the time to make a future.  People’s beliefs in China, look at this time as a time to consult the Chinese book of divination to tell them what to do.

      http://hubpages.com/hub/Start-The-Chine … ent-Wisdom

    31. rmcrayne profile image96
      rmcrayneposted 7 years ago

      Thanks shaz.  I'm thrilled with my "e". 

      I slept from 03:00 to 13:00 today!  Now if I can "back my clock up" a tad.  I should start a little "tea party" for myself at midnight!

      I've really enjoyed learning about Chinese New Year customs.  Happy New Year!

      1. Money Glitch profile image80
        Money Glitchposted 7 years agoin reply to this

        Glad you got some much deserved rest RM. 
        I was born at 11:00 p.m. so it's hard for me to go to sleep prior to midnight. Chamomile or sleepy time tea usually works for me (without any sweetener of course).smile

        1. rmcrayne profile image96
          rmcrayneposted 7 years agoin reply to this

          I think I was born in the afternoon, but my mom worked swing shifts, and my dad worked second shift when I was a baby.  I think I've always been on second shift.  But then I trained in a "first shift" career field.

      2. shazwellyn profile image42
        shazwellynposted 7 years agoin reply to this

        Happy New Year RM! xO

    32. Chuck profile image92
      Chuckposted 7 years ago

      I got an idea for another article and that is the fact that there may not be any wild tigers left on Earth when the Year of the Tiger comes around again in 2022. So here is a Hub about the tiger's plight and some things we can do to save them.
      http://hubpages.com/hub/Will-the-Curren … -the-Tiger

      1. shazwellyn profile image42
        shazwellynposted 7 years agoin reply to this

        Wow... what a great way to raise awareness ... good work!x

    33. alexandriaruthk profile image74
      alexandriaruthkposted 7 years ago

      KUNG HEI FAT CHOI and HAPPY VALENTNES DAY to all!!!

    34. janiek13 profile image79
      janiek13posted 7 years ago

      Here is my contribution to this weeks hubmob,
      http://hubpages.com/hub/Animals-Of-The-Chinese-New-Year

    35. rmcrayne profile image96
      rmcrayneposted 7 years ago

      Your Chinese New Year HubMob roundup hub has been updated.  We have 28 hubs.

      http://hubpages.com/hub/Chinese-New-Yea … ion-HubMob

    36. alexandriaruthk profile image74
      alexandriaruthkposted 7 years ago

      Thank you rmcrayne

    37. wsp2469 profile image60
      wsp2469posted 7 years ago

      Is there some way to find out what the other topics are going to be in advance?

      1. Princessa profile image83
        Princessaposted 7 years agoin reply to this

        Hi, there is no way to find out HubMob topics in advance. 

        Usually I post the new topic on a Monday, around midday (GMT+1)

        1. alexandriaruthk profile image74
          alexandriaruthkposted 7 years agoin reply to this

          what is the topic this week Madam?

    38. Princessa profile image83
      Princessaposted 7 years ago

      Thank you to all the HubMobsters who submitted their Chinese New Year Hubs last week.  You did a fantastic job! and thanks RM for gathering all those hubs in one big roundup Hub smile

      I've just posted this week's new topic: http://hubpages.com/forum/topic/36057  have  a look, and most important of all have fun writing!


      xxx

      1. alexandriaruthk profile image74
        alexandriaruthkposted 7 years agoin reply to this

        thank ypu, Good MONDAY morning to everyone

    39. N. Ramius profile image67
      N. Ramiusposted 7 years ago

      With this hub, it technically becomes 29 Chinese New Year hub topics.

      Mine cover the last day of festivities for the Chinese New Year - The Lantern Festival - http://hubpages.com/hub/Chinese-Lantern-Festival

      1. rmcrayne profile image96
        rmcrayneposted 7 years agoin reply to this

        Actually Chuck did another, #29.  You are #30.  big_smile  I'm still thinking about doing something too.

     
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