2011: Chinese New Year!

February 3, 2011:  As Dick Clark would say:  14 – 13 – 12 – 9 -11 – 7  Happy Chinese New Year!!!  Well we made it another year everyone and if you are a Hare or a Rabbit, luck will be on your side because this ones for you!! (2011:  Year of the Golden Rabbit)

Chinese New Year 2011 is falling on February 3.  The Chinese New Year is celebrated as the symbol of spring’s celebration.  In fact, in China it is still called the Spring festival.  It is celebrated after the fall harvest and before the spring planting season.  The date of the Chinese New Year is always changing and usually dependant on the Chinese calendar invented by Emperor Huangdi in the year 2637 B.C.E.  The Chinese calendar is a combined solar/lunar calendar that tells Chinese people what holidays are coming, what animal they act like, and what days they off from work.

In order to plan ahead, here are the already determined future dates in case you need to order balloons or a chinese cake in advance.

4710 Dragon January 23, 2012
4711 Snake February 10, 2013
4712 Horse January 31, 2014
4713 Ram/Sheep February 19, 2015
4714 Monkey February 9, 2016
4715 Rooster January 28, 2017
4716 Dog February 16, 2018
4717 Boar February 5, 2019
4718 Rat January 25, 2020

via 123chinesenewyear.com

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