Rudolph, Valentine & Chinesse New Year

If we speak of Acclaim, we talk about the realm of all possibilities .This time, Acclaim show that instead of the right symbol of the ‘Lunar New Year’, Rudolph returned from the North Pole (bug in a patch) and came to replace the Tiger (Tiger Year). Rudolph apparently returned for Valentine Day too.

Then one foggy Valentine day
Santa came to say:
“Rudolph with your nose so bright,
won’t you guide Valentine Day too?”

Acclaim should declare the year 2010, Rudolph year, so how about a Rudolph deco, hat and others Rudolph things. Rudolph is Acclaim brand for this year.

As expected Korean version already released the patch with Celebration of Spring Festival. Perhaps we will get after it will end. In real life the festival traditionally begins on the first day of the first month and ends on the 15th.

What’s the fuss with Chinese New Year all about?

Ancient Chinese legends tell of the Nian, a man-eating beast from the mountains which came out every winter to feast on humans. To scare the Nian away, the people used loud noises such as firecrackers and fireworks, and bright colors, particularly red. These customs led to the first New Year celebrations.

In the run up to Chinese New Year, homes are spring-cleaned thoroughly so that all the bad luck of the previous year is swept away (and on the first day of the new year, brooms and dustpans are put away and never used in case the good luck of the new year is swept away!) Often houses are freshly painted. Traditional Chinese homes sometimes get a new coat of red paint, as red is a particularly lucky color. Homes are decorated with paper-cuts.

At Chinese New Year parents, family and friends give money to children in red envelopes. The red color symbolizes good luck, and the amount of money can be anything from a small coin to a larger amount. Lucky money envelopes are also known as Red Packets or Red Envelopes.

What about the chinesse Valentine Day?

Celebrated on the 7th day of the 7th lunar month in the Chinese calendar, the Chinese Valentine’s Day is a day of romance, love and passion in the Chinese calendar.

Like always, there is also a nice little love story attached with this day. It is a story of the 7th daughter of the Emperor of the Heaven and an orphaned cowherd.Long ago, there was a poor orphaned boy living with his elder brother and sister-in-law. After the demise of the parents, the elder brother inherited the House while the boy got only an old ox as his share in the parental property.

He was supposed to work on the fields every day with the ox. While on the other hand the emperor’s daughter was so good at weaving clothes that she was given the name of ‘Weaving maid’. The ox was actually an immortal from the heaven that was sent on the earth because of the mistakes he committed in the heaven.

One day he said to the boy that if he wanted to get married he should go to the brook. The innocent boy went to the brook and found all the 7 daughters of the emperor of the heaven, taking a bath in the brook. He fell in love with the 7th fairy and hid her clothes secretly. When the 7th fairy asked him for her clothes back, he told her that she would have to marry him. The fairy agreed and they got married and had two children.

The ox died and told the boy to keep his hide for emergency purposes. On the other hand the emperor wanted his daughter back and hence asked the fairy’s grandmother to bring her back. When the grandmother was taking the 7th fairy to the heaven, the boy wore the hide of the ox, took his two children along and chased after his wife in the sky. To keep them separated the grandmother created a milky way with her hairpin. So now the 7th fairy lived on the star Vega and the boy with their children lived on the star Altair. It is said that these two lovers meet each other on the evening of the 7th day of the 7th lunar month, which came to be celebrated as the Chinese Valentine’s Day.

If Hermit said we play chinesse people than why not respect and celebrate their holidays at the right time?


28 responses to “Rudolph, Valentine & Chinesse New Year

  1. Yay, this Rudolph thing is annoying when you grind. NN is full of Rudolphs. Nice things the K version have, I don’t think we will get them all.

  2. the return of the Rudolph is very funny. it passed 1 month and 3 weeks since Christmas. maybe next patch we will get buged Halloween hats. interesting story about Valentine day and I didn’t knew they celebrate it on 7th.

  3. Then one foggy Valentine day
    Santa came to say:
    “Rudolph with your nose so bright,
    won’t you guide Valentine Day too?”

    Let’s bet how many bugs the new patch with Chinesse New Year event will bring.

  4. Korean version is 100 years ahead of Acclaim one. We have the prehistoric one. Nice post vennus, nice infos on CNY and C.Valentine day.

  5. As you guys said we will get that items and the quests when this event will end. Remember Thanksgiving Day ? Late event and full of bugs.

  6. I am sure the new patch will come with some new bugs and when on others versions the event ends, Acclaim will get ours. Probably after Valentine day.

  7. We will have a Chinesse Bug Year event, like always.

    Hermit :
    “Event should patch Thursday evening PST as it does not begin until Friday PST for us. It runs two whole weeks so fear not, much fun is on the way.
    And no, our event is not quite the same.”

  8. Acclaim will give us around 20% from those items form korean version of 9d. Let’s cross our swords and wait to see what we will get. I am pessimistic. Awesome review of traditions and holidays. Thumbs up !

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