Gong hay fat choy! Happy New Year.
The Year of the Rabbit begins February 3rd, 2011
The Year of the Rabbit will bring political upheavals from restless youth and a multiplicity of sex scandals as the generally calm refined Rabbit works to overcome the turmoil of the Tiger year and usher in the desperately craved peace and tranquility of its nature.
The Rabbit is the luckiest sign in the Chinese zodiac. The Rabbit, symbol of longevity the rebirth of greenery, youthful energy and the prosperousness of nature. In metal years Rabbit's will be active, clear and more than likely to bounce ahead of the pack, but they are cautioned not to be jumpy or impatient, since concentration, dedication and resourcefulness will be needed. And if they are to reach their goals, intuition will be a useful and important tool.
People born in the Year of the Rabbit are graceful, cultured and love socializing, but at heart they're quiet, reserved and only truly happy when involved in scholarly pursuits. They are not generally risk takers, thrive in quiet situations and have a taste for secrecy.
Rabbbits are romantic and sweet, make excellent long term partners and are never at a loss for suitors. But don't be deceived, Rabbits are easygoing on the surface but rigid inside and if a Rabbit makes the plans, be ready to comply, or they'll retreat into their burrow and not be seen again till spring.
Famous Rabbits (1915,1927. 1039, 1951, 1963, 1999, 2011,2023)..
Harry Belafonte, Ingrid Bergman, Cary Grant, Lewis Carroll, Arthur Miller, John Keats, George Orwell and Orson Welles.
About the Lunar New Year New Year
The Lunar 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 and chrysanthemum for longevity.Open windows and doors to bring in good luck for the new year and put up red good luck symbols. And - if you're a Rabbit, wear red underwear to enhance your luck.
CHINESE NEW YEAR EVENTS
February 3, 2011, 11:00 a.m. Roosevelt Park (between Grand & Hester Streets)
The firecrackers will ward off evil spirits. Lion, dragon and unicorn dancers will march through Chinatown.
12th Annual Chinatown Lunar New Year Parade & Festival:
February 6, 2011 , 11:30 a.m.
Canal Street South at Mott Street .
Elaborate floats, marching bands, lion dances, musicians, magicians and acrobats.
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