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1. Posted by Herr Bert (Moderator 1370 posts) 2y

Happy New Year to all of you (Chinese New Year that is.)

2. Posted by Isadora (Moderator 13924 posts) 2y

I agree!!! I love all these different New Years celebrations!! Damn, I'm the year of the snake so can't celebrate again until 2013. So bummed...

Happy New Year (again) everyone!

3. Posted by vegasmike6 (Travel Guru 3540 posts) 2y

As my friends in VietNam say: Chuc Mung Nam Moi!

4. Posted by Sam I Am (Admin 5579 posts) 2y

Happy New Year to all indeed!! We're more on the ball with this one than the 1 Jan NY this year I think?!

5. Posted by Isadora (Moderator 13924 posts) 2y

Quoting Sam I Am

Happy New Year to all indeed!! We're more on the ball with this one than the 1 Jan NY this year I think?!

That's because 'regular' New Years just means changing a single digit or two when writing a date. With Chinese New Year, you get to change animals too! That's pretty cool.

6. Posted by vegasmike6 (Travel Guru 3540 posts) 2y

Quoting Isadora

That's because 'regular' New Years just means changing a single digit or two when writing a date. With Chinese New Year, you get to change animals too! That's pretty cool.

Gretchen,
It is even more complex that that. Not only is there a different animal for each new year, there are five colors that rotate as well: white, black, red, green, brown. Then there are the 5 Elements that change: water, fire, earth, wood & metal. Last year was the year of the white metal rabbit. Our 2012 in the Chinese calendar is the year of the black water dragon. Sounds better than 2012 doesn't it?

[ Edit: Edited on 24-Jan-2012, at 10:04 by vegasmike6 ]

7. Posted by Isadora (Moderator 13924 posts) 2y

Quoting vegasmike6

Quoting Isadora

That's because 'regular' New Years just means changing a single digit or two when writing a date. With Chinese New Year, you get to change animals too! That's pretty cool.

Gretchen,
It is even more complex that that. Not only is there a different animal for each new year, there are five colors that rotate as well: white, black, red, green, brown. Then there are the 5 Elements that change: water, fire, earth, wood & metal. Last year was the year of the white metal rabbit. Our 2012 in the Chinese calendar is the year of the black water dragon. Sounds better than 2012 doesn't it?

What color & element am I?? Born Aug. 1, 1953 and I hope it's either fire or water and red... As you know, I hate being boring.

8. Posted by vegasmike6 (Travel Guru 3540 posts) 2y

Gretchen,
You are a black water snake. Sounds sinister, but snake people are: influential, insightful, manages others well, motivated, determined, resolute about success. Affection with family, friends, do not show that side to co-workers & colleagues. Does that sound like you?

9. Posted by Isadora (Moderator 13924 posts) 2y

Quoting vegasmike6

Gretchen,
You are a black water snake. Sounds sinister, but snake people are: influential, insightful, manages others well, motivated, determined, resolute about success. Affection with family, friends, do not show that side to co-workers & colleagues. Does that sound like you?

Thanks! Sounds like me most of the time - anyway, I try to be those things. I also run with scissors. At least it didn't say I was a black water mocassin snake. Now that would be sinister.

10. Posted by Hien (Moderator 3906 posts) 2y

Happy new year!!! :)

I'm an earth goat. This is the first time I've heard anything about colours. Is this new?!?!