happy chinese new year 2008?


CNY Rat

Chinese New Year is around the corner. Very close corners. It's in two days to be exact. So I've decided to do the cliché thing and do a post on Chinese New Year, same thing I did with X'mas.

So here are some facts about Chinese New Year that you might not have heard of, some which were swiped from Wikipedia:

As with many traditional believes, there are some dos and don'ts for Chinese New Year that everyone will need to know. Here they are:


And finally, since most Chinese people can't take 15 days off for Chinese New Year, my friend, Evelyn sent me a "Auspicious Day To Start Work" calendar, that I assumed was "spammed" to her by some of her friends. Basically, it outlines the best days to resume work after you Chinese New Year break based on your zodiac (if you don't know what your Chinese Zodiac is, please look it up here. Remember, you can't base your zodiac on your year of birth because your zodiac year is based on the lunar calendar, not the Gregorian calendar).

auspicious day to start work 2008
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I forgot to mention, 2008 is the "Year of the Rat". So I want to wish all my readers a wealthy, healthy and a prosperous Mickey Mouse year. See you next year.

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5 Comments:
At Feb 5, 2008, 5:18:00 PM, Blogger Raising Mercury said...

happy chinese new year!  

At Feb 13, 2008, 1:53:00 AM, Anonymous vickie said...

happy chinese new year :P  

At Feb 13, 2008, 9:59:00 AM, Blogger mellowed blues said...

happy happy happy new year to all!!!  

At Feb 15, 2008, 10:06:00 PM, Anonymous Haney said...

you chinese?  

At Feb 15, 2008, 10:21:00 PM, Blogger mellowed blues said...

Yes, but a non-practicing one, if it makes any difference. I can't read Chinese.  


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