Chap Goh Meh and Valentine’s Day

February 14, 2014

The double celebration of Chap Goh Meh and Valentine’s Day at Langkawi Wildlife Park today!


FEB 14 this year is a double celebration for lovebirds.


The special day for lovebirds coincides with the 15th day of the Lunar New Year, which is also the last day of the celebration, better known as Chap Goh Meh in the Hokkien dialect. Some of us refer to Chap Goh Meh (the 15th night) as the Chinese Valentine’s Day due to the local tradition of tossing mandarin oranges into the sea in search of love.


There is a new twist to the practice these days, with women writing their phone numbers and email addresses on the oranges before tossing them into Mandarin Duck pond.


These days, mandarin oranges are not tossed in a desperate search for love but merely for the fun of getting to know new friends and participating in this much-loved ritual.


♥ Happy Valentine’s Day & Chap Goh Meh!! ♥

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