Chinese New Year Holiday

The Chinese New Year celebration and holiday is coming up soon.

This is a perfect opportunity to travel, with family or friends, and indulge in food, relaxation and just time together in a private setting of a Villa in Bali.

The background and history of the Chinese Calendar and the Chinese New Year Celebration.

The Chinese calendar was a complex timepiece. Yin and yang, the opposing but complementary principles that make up a harmonious world, ruled the calendar, as did the Chinese zodiac, the cycle of twelve stations or “signs” along the apparent path of the sun through the cosmos. Each new year was marked by the characteristics of one of the 12 zodiacal animals: the rat, ox, tiger, rabbit, dragon, snake, horse, sheep, monkey, rooster, dog and pig.

Chinese New Year, or Spring Festival as it’s been called since the 20th century, remains the most important social and economic holiday in China. Originally tied to the lunar-solar Chinese calendar, the holiday was a time to honor household and heavenly deities as well as ancestors. It was also a time to bring family together for feasting

Traditionally for the Chinese, New Year was the most important festival on the calendar. The entire attention of the household was fixed on the celebration. During this time, business life came nearly to a stop. Home and family were the principal focuses. In preparation for the holiday, homes were cleaned to rid them of “huiqi,” or inauspicious breaths, which might have collected during the old year. Cleaning was also meant to appease the gods who would be coming down from heaven to make inspections.

Ritual sacrifices of food and paper icons were offered to gods and ancestors. People posted scrolls printed with lucky messages on household gates and set off firecrackers to frighten evil spirits. Elders gave out money to children. In fact, many of the rites carried out during this period were meant to bring good luck to the household and long life to the family–particularly to the parents.

Most important was the feasting. On New Year’s Eve, the extended family would join around the table for a meal that included as the last course a fish that was symbolic of abundance and therefore not meant to be eaten. In the first five days of the New Year, people ate long noodles to symbolize long life. On the 15th and final day of the New Year, round dumplings shaped like the full moon were shared as a sign of the family unit and of perfection.

With the adoption in China of the Western calendar in 1912, the Chinese joined in celebrating January 1 as New Year’s Day. China, however, continues to celebrate the traditional Chinese New Year, although in a shorter version with a new name–the Spring Festival. Significantly, younger generations of Chinese now observe the holiday in a very different manner from their ancestors. For some young people, the holiday has evolved from an opportunity to renew family ties to a chance for relaxation from work.

Chinese New Year Holiday at Villa Bloom

It is this combination that villa Bloom offers: the opportunity to renew family ties and relaxation for work. Families or groups of friends come to Villa Bloom to enjoy The Chinese New Year holiday. “Feasting” is definitely part of the program, as the staff of the villa provides full service. This included a private chef that prepares any kind of food, and even BBQs in the garden while guests enjoy a glass glazing over the Bali sea and watching the sun go down.

Villa Bloom is well suited for families or groups of friends with plentiful facilities and a professional team of staff including a private chef and villa manager, villa attendants, gardeners, security, and a car and driver on request. Set among 3525 square meters of tropical garden, and surrounded by traditional Balinese rice paddies, a jungle valley and always present sea view, Villa Bloom Bali is the ideal place for families and friends to take some time to relax, unwind and reconnect.

Luxury Villa In Bali

Villa Bloom is a quiet treasure hidden in the hills of Lovina (North Bali) just a short drive away from the beach. It awaits your arrival to enjoy the scenic, cultural and spiritual Bali. It is offered to you to have that well deserved time to relax and just enjoy yourselves. 

The views, the garden, and surroundings of Villa Bloom Bali are just mind-blowing. The property offers all ingredients needed for a luxurious family retreat in one of the most beautiful settings Bali has to offer.

Fantastic Service and Delicious Food will make you instantly Focus on what you are here for: relaxation and good times filled with fun and laughter. In the meantime the housekeeping, cooking and arrangement of activities are taken care of.

One of the greatest advantages of staying in Villa Bloom Bali is the personalised service provided by a dedicated team of staff.  Villa Bloom’s staff have been thoroughly trained and will do their utmost with their warm and friendly Balinese hospitality. They are always smiling!

Private Chef and Villa Manager. The villa’s skilled private chef, Penny, will happily prepare anything from the Western, Asian, vegetarian and children’s menus and cookbooks, as well as discuss special requests and dietary requirements. Penny has excellent ‘feel’ for good food, served with generosity and an unwavering smile and she has a special focus on healthy food.

Penny is also responsible for the overall day to day operation of the villa and her job is to oversee and coordinate the staff and property and to assist guests during their stay. 

Villa attendants. The villa’s attendants, Iluh and Kadek, take care of the housekeeping and domestic duties at the villa, including daily cleaning and laundry. They are also waiting on tables, assisting Penny in the kitchen at mealtimes and help Putu in the garden.

Garden staff. A gardener, Putu, maintains Villa Bloom Bali’s big lush garden and takes care of the daily cleaning of the swimming pool. He works discreetly to maintain high standards without disturbing guests. The villa attendants Ilu and Ketut help in the garden at moments there is no duties in the house.

Security. A security guard, Edy, provides night-time security at Villa Bloom Bali.

WiFi is unlimited, so your connection to your work, your family and the rest of the world is also taken care of.

Villa Bloom Bali is the ideal vacation home for people who want to experience the beautiful nature, the rich culture and like to retreat in a fully serviced luxurious house that is run according to Western standards.

Evenings will turn magical watching the moon and stars light the sky with occasionally soft chanting in the distance.

From the yoga-meditation deck you can gaze over the valley and see the flickering of boat-lights on the Bali Sea. Relax in the infinity pool or the lounge beds and beanbags.

The high standard of hygiene in the kitchen and house and the facilities offered, will guarantee everyone to have a holiday you will never forget.

Drop your bags, let the kids dive in the pool and be shown around by our lovely manager and cook Penny. While you are settling in she will make sure your lunch or dinner is ready. Penny will be taking care of you from the minute you arrive to make sure all your needs are met.

You can experience the intensity of Asian life by going out to local places and then return to your tranquil and relaxing haven. Villa Bloom Bali is chosen by parents and loved by kids.

For families travelling with kids, Villa Bloom Bali is one of the best places to stay in Bali, since the house was designed with small kids in mind. The pool is situated two levels down from the main house with non-slippery tiles all over the property.

You can experience the true, authentic Bali, while staying safe, comfortable and completely catered. 

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