Posts Tagged ‘Chinese New Year’

Year of the Monkey

February 8, 2016

Year of the Monkey

Much of East Asia, 1/5 of the world’s people, started celebrating the Lunar New Year on Monday, February 8th, while it was still Superbowl Sunday in America — International Date Line and all that — so Yanks had better party hearty to catch up. Don’t forget to put crisp new bills or gift cards into red envelopes to give as, um, gifts to officials and other decision makers, and mind the taboos. The holiday period continues for another two weeks, until the Lantern Festival on February 22nd.

Dumplings, anyone?

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Year of the Sheep

February 19, 2015

Year of the Sheep

Today the Lunar New Year is being celebrated across Asia. This is the Year of the Sheep or Goat or Ram, and could even be the Year of the Antelope. The underlying calendar concept is Chinese, and that language doesn’t differentiate between the various Bovidae of the subfamily Caprinae.

In any case, happy new year.

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Year of the Horse

January 30, 2014

Year of the Horse

Happy Chinese New Year’s Eve. Clean up the house, chase stale spirits from your kitchen, and stay up tonight and watch the Year of the Snake slither out. The Year of the Horse gallops in on Friday, January 31, 2014 and runs through February 18, 2015. Party on from tonight through the Lantern Festival on February 14th.

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Year of the Rabbit

February 3, 2011

Year of the Rabbit

It’s the Lunar New Year in many Asian traditions, the start of the Year of the Rabbit. In America it follows Groundhog Day. Last year the Lunar Year of the Tiger started on Valentine’s Day.

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Holiday Edition

February 15, 2010

Holiday Edition

Much of the USA is observing Lincoln and Cadillac’s Birthday Presidents Day Washington’s Birthday today.  Here at NotionsCapital, we still haven’t recovered form Valentine’s Day and the Chinese New Year.

Happy Year of the Tiger to one and all.

 

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