GUNG HO FAT CHOY, OXEN!
HAPPY CHINESE NEW YEAR
IT'S THE YEAR OF THE OX. NO, REALLY!
"Chinese New Year Honolulu"
Dim Sum, Dancing Lions & Dynamite
Time To Start Dieting, Already
Tonight is the Lunar New Years Eve, folks. It's the year of the Ox after midnight, 25 JAN 2009. Here's what to expect:
CHINESE CULTURAL CENTER OF SAN FRANCISCO
"Chinese Lunar Calendar"
' Background and Concept
The Chinese animal signs are a 12-year cycle used for dating the years. They represent a cyclical concept of time, rather than the Western linear concept of time. The Chinese Lunar Calendar is based on the cycles of the moon, and is constructed in a different fashion than the Western solar calendar. In the Chinese calendar, the beginning of the year falls somewhere between late January and early February. The Chinese have adopted the Western calendar since 1911, but the lunar calendar is still used for festive occasions such as the Chinese New Year. Many Chinese calendars will print both the solar dates and the Chinese lunar dates. '
"The Year of the Ox"
' 1901, 1913, 1925, 1937, 1949, 1961, 1973, 1985, 1997, 2009, 2021
People born in the Year of the Ox are patient, speak little, and inspire confidence in others. They tend, however, to be eccentric, and bigoted, and they anger easily. They have fierce tempers and although they speak little, when they do they are quite eloquent. Ox people are mentally and physically alert. Generally easy-going, they can be remarkably stubborn, and they hate to fail or be opposed. They are most compatible with Snake, Rooster, and Rat people. '
[Cross-posted at blog me no blogs.]
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