I know, I know we have been living in Malaysia for a long time, but it still takes me by surprise that CNY never starts at the same time. It all depends on the Lunar Calendar so it starts 1st of January and ends 15th of February.
So every year it is different timings for the holidays and this year it came 3 weeks after school started. So we felt it was not much time to get back into school before we have a whole week off.
We are still trying to figure out all the holidays in Malaysia, it is only 64 throughout the year, but some only applies for different counties. So for some of them it depends where you live.
But since it so many holidays during the year I always try to plan something ahead and usually miss it by a few weeks or months. I feel that every time there is a holiday or school is closed for the day, it comes as a surprise to me.
I really should read the calendar and be updated by now, I mean we have been here for 3 years and counting. Then again this is also something I tell myself every year, buy a calendar and book in advance.
So maybe next year I will be better at it, as it seems that CNY holidays are coming and going without us doing anything.
Gong Xi Fa Cai and I do love to look at the gorgeous decorations the malls have around here.