Gong Hay Fat Choy! Happy New Year.
The Year of the Earth Pig begins February 5, 2019
After the fast and furious Year of the Dog, the easy going Pig brings relaxation and comfort. Hitch a ride on the Pig, Reap the joys of its labor. Enjoy its good fortune.
The Year of the Pig brings luck to all areas of life. Business improves. Friendships abound. Love blooms. For those born in the Year of the Pig, 2019 will be especially fortunate; recent setbacks can be overcome, obstacles fade.
People born in the Year of the Pig are chivalrous and gallant. They have fortitude, honesty and a thirst for knowledge. They are hardworking, strong and persistent individuals with a logical approach to problem solving that helps them succeed at business. Many are rich.
They are good providers and loyal to their partners. They enjoy good food, luxury and the comforts of home. Earth Pigs are social butterflies. Their personalities are pleasing. Their lives are lucky. Their friends come from everywhere. They are kind, understanding and tolerant, but do not get them mad. Once angered, people born in a Pig year can be stubborn, self-centered and hard to stop.
The Pig is the final animal in the 12-year rotation of the Chinese zodiac. It's the time to let go of the past, live in the present and build energy reserves for the future. The new cycle begins on January 25, 2020 with the Year of the Rat.
FAMOUS PIGS (1935, 1947, 1959, 1971, 1983,1995,2007,2019,2031)
Michael Jackson, Elon Musk, O.J. Simpson, Elton John, Tenzin Gyatso (14th Dali Lama), Hillary Clinton, Humphrey Bogart, Ernest Hemingway, Amy Winehouse, Jules Verne.
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. 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 Fireworks Spectacular, Chinatown NYC
Tuesday, February 5, 2019 11:00 am
Sara Roosevelt Park (East Houston and Chrystie St)
Lunar New Year in Prospect Park
Tuesday, February 5, 2019 12-4 PM
Celebrate the New Year at Lefferts Historic House. Enjoy indoor and outdoor programs at the Prospect Park Audubon Center
Lunar New Year Festival
Saturday, February 9, 2019
Metropolitan Museum of Art 11:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.
1000 Fifth Avenue.
Flushing New Year Parade
Saturday February 9, 2019
St. George's Historic Church
(off Main St. Enter 38th Ave)
20th Lunar New Year Parade, Chinatown NY
Sunday, February 17, 2019
Major streets of Chinatown 1:00 - 5:00 p.m
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