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Seeing Red


February is a month of celebration on Samui, with St. Valentine’s Day on the 14th and Chinese New Year on the 19th.

 

 February is a month of celebration on Samui, with St. Valentine’s Day on the 14th and Chinese New Year on the 19thAs a lot of the early settlers on Samui were Hainanese fishermen, there are widespread Chinese influences on the island with many of the local folk having direct Chinese descent. So it’s not surprising that there are beautiful Chinese temples here, and that there are many celebrations going on for Chinese New Year. The ferry port town of Nathon, in particular, will be festooned along its main streets with red Chinese lanterns, making quite a spectacle in itself.

Firecrackers will be going off throughout the day and, although they’re heralding the ‘Year of The Goat’, the traditional Chinese lion will be making its way through the streets of Samui bestowing good luck on businesses and individuals alike.

And the other reason that you’ll be seeing red is because it’s St. Valentine’s Day. This is the festival that you’ll probably know all about, as it’s THE time in the year when couples go out to eat somewhere special to celebrate the occasion.

So, whether you’re joining in the Chinese celebrations for their New Year, having your own private celebration of love, or both, you’re certainly in the right pace for doing so!

 


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