Chinese New Year Customs

New Year Customs The Chinese New Year celebrations are marked by visits to kin, relatives and friends, a practice known as “new-year visits” (Chinese: 拜年; pinyin: bàinián). New clothings are usually worn to signify a new year. The colour red is liberally used in all decorations. Red packets are given to juniors and children by

Chinese Zodiac

The Chinese zodiac follows a twelve year cycle, each of the years being named after an animal. The Chinese believe that people born in a particular year take on the characteristics of the animal associated with that year. Rat Ambitious, clever and devoted to their family. Hard-working and imaginative. Not always sure of themselves and

Happy New Year in Languages

Happy New Year Greetings to the World Afgani Saale Nao Mubbarak Afrikaans Gelukkige nuwe jaar Albanian Gezuar Vitin e Ri Armenian Snorhavor Nor Tari Arabic Antum salimoun Assyrian Sheta Brikhta Azeri Yeni Iliniz Mubarek! Bengali Shuvo Nabo Barsho Cambodian Soursdey Chhnam Tmei Catalan FELI? ANY NOU Chinese Xin Nian Kuai Le Corsican Pace e Salute

Chinese New Year Story

There are several legends about how the animals were chosen for the Chinese zodiac. This is one of them. The Jade Emperor is the name of the Emperor of Heaven. Long ago, in China, the Jade Emperor decided there should be a way of measuring time. On his birthday he told the animals that there

2009 Chinese Horoscope

Chinese Horoscope – The Year of Ox The Rat 2009 will be an encouraging and positive year but the Rat will need to keep his eye on the world around him in order to avoid unnecessary pressures. Training and learning new skills in their careers will ensure financial security over the coming months and increased