Feb 11 2008
I’ve been so fixated on meeting some crazy deadlines in the last week that I never got around to ushering in Chinese New Year properly. So here goes…Gung Haggis Fat Choy! Oh, wait, that’s not quite right… Or is it?
Here’s a shout out to a Vancouver tradition that goes a long way to showing how combining cultural celebrations in unusual ways can be good for both sides. For those who don’t know, Gung Haggis Fat Choy (GHFC) is a made-in-Vancouver event invented to celebrate the timely coincidence of the Scottish cultural celebration of Robert Burns Day (January 25) with the Chinese New Year.
Interestingly, Vancouver blogger GHFC’s official website and blog is down today, on the same day as the tremendous Chinese New Year’s parade in Vancouver’s Chinatown, owing to its overuse of bandwidth. You know you’ve made it when…
By the way, to all who would prefer to maintain the pristine heritage of an ancient tradition, may I also add, Gung Hay Fat Choy. Cheers.