Wednesday, February 2, 2011

Happy New Year...Again!

If you follow the Lunar calendar like I do, then tomorrow is a very special day to you. Heck, today is special too. Why? Because tomorrow is the Lunar New Year otherwise known as Chinese New Year or Tet (if you are Vietnamese - which I am also - I'm a mix bag), which makes today New Years' Eve. Yes, I celebrate two New Years...every year. The one on January 1 and the Lunar one (the date moves around from year to year based on the lunar positioning). The calendar year 2011 is Lunar year 4709. This year the Lunar New Year falls on February 3rd and is the Year of the Rabbit. If you were born in 1915, 1927, 1939, 1951, 1963, 1975, 1987, 1999 or 2011, you were born under the sign of the rabbit.

Followers of the Chinese Zodiac believe that people born under the signs of the 12 Zodiac animals tend to take on the traits of those animals. Those born under the sign of the Rabbit is said to be timid, even tempered, obedient, quiet, with a sweet deposition. The Rabbit is a favorable sign to be born under. I'm sure most parents would not mind having an obedient child.

Did you know that Albert Einstein, Frank Sinatra, Pope Benedict XVI, Angelina Jolie, Brad Pitt, Johnny Depp and David Beckman were all born under the sign of the Rabbit?

I thought it was appropriate to write this post because another trait of the Rabbit is that they run really fast. And with that I just wanted to wish those of you who follow the Lunar calendar a very Happy New Year!

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