Gong hay fat choy! Happy New Year.
The Year of the Monkey begins February, 8, 2016
The Year of the Monkey is for taking risks and being rebellious; a time where inventive minds, sheer guts, flexibility and bravado will win out, and since the influence of the Monkey puts everything in flux, be prepared for a year of the unexpected.
The Monkey year is a particularly auspicious time for new ideas and innovation -and education is the key to success. College and graduate school are fine, but the time is ripe for courses that matter in your everyday life, not just for your career or status. Go ahead with your plans, move forward, make strides and stretch out for what may lay ahead. Run with ideas and embrace the new, but do not look back...
It is good to be a Monkey. People born under the sign of the Monkey are wise, confident, social individuals who live lucky lives. They are successful with teachers and parents, and are often leaders. Physically strong, flexible and athletic, they enjoy contests and usually win. Monkey people have great intellects and the mental agility to find unconventional solutions to old problems. They are considerate and loyal to their family and good at saving money.
On the other side, Monkeys can be crafty, mischievous individuals who use trickery to achieve their ends. They generally mean no harm, but their pranks can be harmful to others. So if you are a Monkey discretion is advised. Control your ego, slow down, give others a chance and remember, honesty is the best policy.
Just as there are many types of Monkeys, there are many types of Monkey people. Those born in the morning treat others kindly and politely and seldom push themselves forward. They regard interests as more important than work and do best when their jobs line up with their passion. Monkey people born at noon are playful and smart. They have sharp eyes and see things clearly. Evening Monkeys are honest, loyal to their friends, well favored and generous. They are good workers, who finish what they start and are appreciated by supervisors. Late blooming Monkeys find success in middle age.
Famous People Born in the Year of the Monkey (1944, 1956, 1968, 1980, 1992, 2004, 2016, 2028) Elizabeth Taylor, Daniel Craig, Mick Jagger, Leonardo da Vinci, Charles Dickens, Diana Ross, Julius Caesar, Bette Davis, Annie Oakley, Betsy Ross, Eleanor Roosevelt, and Tang Dynasty Empress, Wu Ze Tain.
About the Lunar New Year
Lunar New Year is one of the most important holidays to Asians everywhere. In New York City where one in eight people are Asian, public schools will, for the first time, be closed for the Lunar New Year on February 8th, 2016. The first day of the New Year is most important, but celebrations continue for two weeks.
Parades and Celebrations in and New York City
Firecracker Ceremony: February 8, 2016, 11:00 a.m. Sara Roosevelt Park, Manhattan
Lunar New Year Parade: February 14, 2016, 1:00 p.m. Chinatown Manhattan Mott& Canal St
New Year Celebration: February 20, 2:00 - 4:00 pm, Bronx Museum, 1040 Grand Concourse
Lantern Festival: February 28, 2016, 11:30 a.m.- 3:30 p.m. Sunset Park Brooklyn
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