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Welcoming in the Year of the Dog

Year of the Dog

Year of the Dog

Today is the Chinese New Year and start of the Year of the Dog.  Chinese people around the world celebrate today as one their most significant holidays of the year.   In the Chinese calendar, today marks the start of year 4716, based upon a calendar first developed by the Emperor Huangdi, starting in 2637 B.C.E. (Before Common Era). 

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Chinese Zodiac Rat

Welcoming in the year of the Rat!

Chinese Zodiac Rat

Chinese Zodiac Rat

For the first post of 2008, I want to send everyone a Happy New Year in the traditional Chinese blessing of good health, happiness, and prosperity. For those of you inclined to make new years resolutions (all of which you’ll break by the second day of the year), it’s not too late to add those final few items to your list. Continue reading

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Welcoming in The Chinese Year of The Pig

Year Of The Pig

Year Of The Pig

Today is Chinese New Year, the main holiday of the year for more than one quarter of the world’s population. This is the start of family gatherings, fireworks, the Reunion dinner, dancing lions, and fifteen days of celebration. In the Chinese zodiac this is the Year of the Pig (or Boar).

So to all the millions of people around the world celebrating today, I wish you 新年快樂 (Xīnnián kuàilè) and 恭喜發財 (Gōngxǐ fācái) ! Continue reading

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