Chinese New Year 4713 – February 19, 2015. Sheep, a Yin year.

Year 4714 – February 8, 2016, Monkey, a Yang year.

It’s the year of the Horse, Chinese Zodiac animal figures. It is a Yang (Positive) year. The date of Chinese New Years changes every year. It is a 15 day celebration, beginning on the first day of the new moon, and ends on the full moon. The celebration on the15th day is called the Chinese Lantern Festival.

Chinese culture is amongst the oldest in the world. While the rest of the world is in the early years of but the third millennium, Chinese culture is in their fifth millennium.

In Chinese astrology, every year is represented by an animal. The cycle is twelve years, with a different animal each year. To find out about your sign, and what it says about you, see Chinese Astrology.

Chinese New years or Spring Festival, is the biggest holiday in chinese culture. It is celebrated with festivities, fireworks, brightly colored lights, special meals with family and gift giving. Like Christmas in the western world, most chinese travel home to be with family for the new year celebration.

Other Asian New Years:Cambodian New Years, celebrated on April 14-16

Laos New Years, celebrated on April 13-15

Thailand News Years, celebrated on April 13-15

Vietnamese New Years, it’s called “Tet” and is celebrated on the same days as Chinese New Years

Flower of the Day: Chinese Lanterns

Today’s Recipe: Chinese Cabbage with Parsley

More Information:

Chinese New Years

Chinese Holidays and New Years

Fun Stuff:

Chinese Fortune Cookies

The Fortune Pumpkin Now here is a different way to get a fortune!

The Fortune Turkey And, yet another different way to “Gobble” up a fortune cookie online.

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