Happy New Year!

Discussion in 'General Conversation' started by rich-online, Feb 7, 2008.

  1. rich-online

    rich-online New Member

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    Today is the first day of the Year of the Rat. New Year's greetings to one and all.

    -- Rich
     
  2. john catfish young

    john catfish young New Member

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    Thanks Rich...whats the year of the Rat??
     

  3. willcat

    willcat New Member

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    Year of the Rat is the chinese new year
     
  4. rich-online

    rich-online New Member

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    The Chinese horoscope has a 12-year cycle, with an animal assigned to each year. People are supposed to have the characteristics of the animal associated with the year in which they were born.

    The Chinese calendar, however, is based on moon phases, so it is somewhat out of synchronization with the Gregorian one. Today is new year's day according to the Chinese calendar.

    For more on the horoscope, you can refer to http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Chinese_Zodiac

    -- Rich