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Happy New Year  Chinese Style –Year of the Water Tiger (February 1-15, 2022)

Happy New Year –Chinese Style!  The Lunar New Year begins with the first new moon that occurs near the end of January and ends on the fifteenth day when the full moon arrives. Lunar New Year is the single most important traditional celebration in East and Southeast Asian cultures. Over 2 billion people celebrate the Lunar New Year for a two-week period  with a dragon parade on the first or second day and a Lantern Festival on the last. Twelve animals comprise the Chinese calendar and zodiac, one for each month: the rat, ox, tiger, rabbit, dragon, snake, horse, goat,...

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“Year of the Monkey” (February 8–January 27, 2017)—Anything Can Happen !

    Happy New Year –Chinese Style! Although the Chinese New Year 2016 doesn’t officially begin until February 8, many people start thinking of the animal sign on the first of the New Year.  [And much of Asia, including Japan, does not wait until February 8. Many now celebrate during the first two weeks of January.] As the Year of the Sheep comes to an end and the Year of the Monkey arrives, 2016 will be a year of invention and improvisation, unpredictability and unexpected change. The Year of the Monkey is considered the most volatile in the twelve-year cycle. The Monkey is considered...

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