Friday, February 12, 2010

Year of the Tiger

February 14th calls for a double celebration this year!  As we honor the sweet ones in our lives, we can also welcome Chinese New Year- the year of the Tiger.  The Tiger represents courage, honesty, strength, patience and at times, unpredictability.  According to Chinese astrology, 2010 will be a year focused on family, hard work and wealth. 

Chinese New Year starts on the new moon of the new year, and ends on the full moon 15 days later.  The new year is celebrated all 15 days, and it is believed that whatever you bring into the new year during those 15 days will stay with you the rest of the year.  One should stay positive and refrain from arguments, and it's a good time to spend with family.  Traditionally people clean out their homes before the new year, decluttering to allow the free flow of energy to circulate and improve Feng Shui.  It's also good luck to eat long noodles for a long life, and mandarins for wealth. 

Happy New Year!  Wishing you health and prosperity.

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