Happy Chinese New Year! Have a healthy, and prosperous new year. 對於所有慶祝農曆新年，我和我的家人致以熱烈的祝愿和平，健康和繁榮的新的一年。우리가족과 저는 구정을 맞이하는 모든이들의 건강, 평화 그리고 행운을 빕니다.
Chinese New Year is an important Chinese festival celebrated at the turn of the Chinese calendar. In China, it is also known as the Spring Festival, the literal translation of the modern Chinese name. Chinese New Year celebrations traditionally run from Chinese New Year’s Eve, the last day of the last month of the Chinese calendar, to the Lantern Festival on the 15th day of the first month, making the festival the longest in the Chinese calendar. The first day of the New Year falls between January 21 and February 20. Because the Chinese calendar is lunisolar, and because the holiday is not solely observed by “Chinese” cultures, the Chinese New Year is sometimes referred to as the “Lunar New Year” – Wikipedia.
2015 — a Goat Year (“Wood Goat”) according to the Chinese 12-year animal zodiac (Heavenly Stem) cycle. If you were born in a Goat year you should be particularly careful in 2015, according to Chinese astrology. 2015 is furthermore a year of the “Wood Goat”, according to Chinese Five Element (Earthly Branch) Theory. A “Wood Goat” year occurs every 60 years – China highlights.
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Special thanks to our dear friend Michael for this lovely gift.
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