Today is the Lunar New Year – also referred to as the Chinese New Year. The Chinese New Year is celebrated as the symbol of spring’s celebration (even though it is in winter). In fact, in China it is still called the Spring festival. The Chinese New Year is celebrated after the fall harvest and before the spring planting season. The date of the holiday is always changing and depends on the Chinese calendar which Emperor Huangdi created in 2637 B.C.E.
People born in 1915, 1927, 1939, 1951, 1963, 1975, 1987, 1999 and 2011 are born in the Year of the Rabbit. According to Chinese tradition, these individuals are articulate, talented, and ambitious. They are virtuous, reserved, and have excellent taste. Rabbit people are admired, trusted, and are often financially lucky. As this is the year of the rabbit, regardless of your Chinese sign, you’re encouraged to hop on board the China: Ancient Empires to Modern Wonder program!
Auld lange syne,
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