Chinese New Year

January 20, 2009 at 6:30 pm

Year of the OxAccording to the Chinese calendar, the New Year does not begin on January 1, but on the day of the first new moon of the first month. This year, January 26 is the first day of this major celebration that traditionally does not end until 15 days later. It is also known as the Year of the Ox because the Chinese calendar is divided into 12 parts with each part being represented by a different animal. It is said that you share the characteristics of the animal of the year you were born. What animal sign are you?

For more fun facts about the Chinese New Year, click here!


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