Wednesday 21 January 2004

Happy New Year!

FU-Luck.gifChinese (Lunar) New Year. Year of the Monkey, the year 4701 begins tomorrow January 22nd. Chinese New Year isn't just a one night get your ya ya's out kind of thing. If it is done right it is a fifteen day celebration culminating on the Full Moon with the Lantern Festival. This is THE big deal in many Asian cultures. It combines elements of our own New Years Celebration with Thanksgiving and Christmas. It is the party time of the year. So get yourself dressed in your finest red go out and get yourself some dim-sum for lunch write a bit of Chun Lian for your threshold. Do not sweep any dirt out your front door, wash your hair, or use a knife or scissors lest you sweep away good fortune or wash it out of your hair or cut yourself off from success for an entire year!

You may be a monkey person if you were born in 1920, 1932, 1944, 1956, 1968, 1980, 1992, 2004
that should cover most every body reading this. Thanks to Gordon Montgomery for setting me straight. I was looking at a web site that put 13 animals in the Chinese Zodiac.

Posted by Philip at Wednesday 21 January 2004 | TrackBack
Comments

Your monkey years are wrong, I think:

http://www.c-c-c.org/chineseculture/zodiac/Monkey.htm :

1920, 1932, 1944, 1956, 1968, 1980, 1992, 2004

g :)

Posted by: Gordon Montgomery at January 31, 2004 02:52 PM

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