Gong Xi Fa Cai!
For my many non-Chinese readers, tomorrow (10th of February) is the first day of the Year of the Snake, the Chinese or Lunar New Year.
Just like the Jews, the Chinese has its own New Years based on the lunar calendar correlated on the phases of the moon. Most Chinese have about one week of holiday and most travel home to see family. On New Year’s Eve, a dinner is served with close friends and family. Children and young adults receives Hong Bao or red envelopes full of money! I used to love it but now I’m an adult unfortunately….
Are you born in 1929, 1941, 1953, 1965, 1977, 1989, 2001? You have the sign in the Year of the Snake. According to the TravelChinaGuide, people born under the Snake sign have the following strengths:
- “…have a good temper and a skill (of) communicating (yet) say(ing) little
- Possess gracious morality and great wisdom
- Have tremendous sympathy for others and would like to take actions to help ther fellow human beings
- Determined to accomplished their goals and hate to fail
- Although they look calm on the surface, they are intense and passionate
- Have a rich source of inspiration and understand themselves well
- Are people of great perception
A great list of positive characteristics isn’t it?
If you are a snake, you are compatible romantically with Roosters and Oxen.
Ok, I better go pack for my trip to Shanghai tomorrow. Happy Chinese New Year from me to you!