Gong Hay Fat Choy! Happy New Year.
The Year of the Golden Pig begins February 18, 2007.
The Golden Fire Pig comes only once every 600 years. It's known for bringing wealth, prosperity and luck.
The Pig is a very lucky animal in the Chinese horoscope. Eating food all the time, sleeping all day long and worrying about nothing their entire lives, pigs have more peaceful lifestyle than others and so are luckier. The Golden Fire Pig is luckier still.
People born in the Year of the Pig are chivalrous and gallant. Whatever they do, they do with all their strength. They have tremendous fortitude, great honesty and a thirst for knowledge. They have good manners, make and keep friends, work hard, and enjoy luxury. They're loving and make loyal partners. For those born in the year of the pig, any recent setbacks or obstacles can be overcome in 2007.
FAMOUS PIGS (1935, 1947, 1959, 1971, 1983,1995,2007,2019,2031)
Humphrey Bogart, Thomas Jefferson, Hillary Clinton, Ernest Hemingway, Lucille Ball, Mozart, Jules Verne, Alfred Hitchcock, Elton John and David Letterman.
ABOUT THE LUNAR NEW YEAR
New Year is one of the most important holidays in China. It lasts 2 weeks; friends and relatives are visited, parades and festivities abound, houses are decorated, special foods are eaten and there are things to avoid. To bring wealth, happiness and fortune: eat dumplings, melon seeds and candy. Decorate your house with peach blossoms for luck, kumquat plants for prosperity, chrysanthemum for longevity. Open windows and doors to bring in the good luck of the new year and put up red good luck symbols. Don't sweep the house though, or you'll sweep out the luck you've carefully accumulated.
PARADES AND CELEBRATIONS
Here are some New Year events in New York City.
Lunar New Year Flower Market
Friday, Feb 16th, 12 p.m.-10 p.m. Saturday, Feb 17th 10 a.m -6 p.m.
Where: Columbus Park
Firecracker Ceremony & Cultural Festival
Sunday, February 18, 2007
Chatham Square, 11-3 p.m
Lunar New Year Fireworks Spectacular
Sunday, February 18, 7:00 pm
Lunar New Year Parade
Sunday, February 25, 2007
Major streets of Chinatown 1:00 - 5:00 p.m
Sunday, February 25, 2007 :
Bayard Street, 3:00 p.m
:Musicians, dancers, martial artists
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