Wednesday, 25. January 2006
Chinese New Year, the most important holiday for Chinese.
|The entire house should be cleaned before New Year's Day. On New Year's Eve, all brooms, brushes, dusters, dust pans and other cleaning equipment are put away. Sweeping or dusting should not be done on New Year's Day for fear that good fortune will be swept away. After New Year's Day, the floors may be swept.|
Chinese New Year (English)
Intro, with brief descriptions of traditional celebrations slated for all 15 days of the New Year or Spring Festival, plus more on traditional Chinese New Year foods, decorations, taboos and superstitions.
Chinese Zodiac Page
The Chinese animal signs are a 12-year cycle used for dating the years. They represent a cyclical concept of time, rather than the Western linear concept of time. The Chinese Lunar Calendar is based on the cycles of the moon, and is constructed in a different fashion than the Western solar calendar. In the Chinese calendar, the beginning of the year falls somewhere between late January and early February. The Chinese have adopted the Western calendar since 1911, but the lunar calendar is still used for festive occasions such as the Chinese New Year.
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Like the houses of the zodiac, the animals of Chinese astrology are said to influence your luck during the year. The horoscopes for 2006, the year of the dog, depends on which animal signifies the year you were born. If you aren't sure what animal ruled the year that you were born this list will help.
The Year of the Dog: Chinese Horoscopes for 2006
|Chinese calendar has been in continuous use for centuries, which predates the International Calendar (based on the Gregorian Calendar) we use at the present day which goes back only some 425 years. The calendar measures time, from short durations of minutes and hours, to intervals of time measured in months, years and centuries, entirely based on the astronomical observations of the movement of the Sun, Moon and stars.|
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While most cultures around the world celebrate New Year's as a time of renewal, for the Chinese, New Year means that and much more. It is a time to gather with family, honor ancestors and celebrate with a big banquet of food that symbolizes prosperity in the New Year.
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The Chinese New Year is called Yuan Tan by the Chinese. Yuan Tan is celebrated on the second new moon after the winter solstice. This year it's on January 29th. It is the beginning of the Year of the Dog. Will it be a good year?
| More bark than bite in Year of the Dog? by Reuters. (English)|
"This year will see less severe war, natural disasters and international conflict compared with last year," said Raymond Lai, a master of fengshui, the ancient Chinese art of living in harmony with the environment and using the elements of metal, wood, water, fire and earth to tap life's energy.
For Bush and his wife, Laura, also born in a dog year, this year will be filled with "debate and anxiety", said California-based astrologer Shelly Wu.
Productive year by The Star. (English)
The Chinese always welcome a year that has a double lap chun because this means greater prosperity and additional wealth luck,” says Lillian Too, a prominent feng shui expert and author of bestselling feng shui books.
In the Year of the Fire Dog which begins on Jan 29, the economic outlook is a great deal better than in the previous Year of the Rooster. It is important to note that while the lunar new year starts in January, the feng shui predictions begin on Feb 4.
Also by The Star: Generally good. (English)
Despite the gloom settling in and doubts cast over the year, what with rising costs and all, this year is expected to be better than last year, says Thuravi, 60, a prominent Indian astrologer in Klang.The year will start out on a moderate scale but as the months go by, Lady Luck will wear a broad smile.
Year of the Dog set to roll by The Telegraph. (English)
Dogs are compatible with rabbits, horses and tigers. They do not get along well with dragons. People born in the year of the dragon will experience a turbulent and chaotic year with movement, travelling and change. ... On January 29 at 7.45 pm take a yellow piece of paper and write with a red pen a note to god. First thank the almighty for having blessed you with all the good things in life and then make 10 wishes. These can be 10 different wishes or one wish written 10 times.
Singapore Home Prices Forecast to Rise in Lucky Year of the Dog by Bloomberg. (English)
His prediction comes not from studying the real estate market or economic data, but from a type of fortunetelling known as geomancy.
"It's the year of fire and earth, which means you'll make money out of property,'' said Chong, 65, a fourth-generation Chinese geomancer. "We can expect anything between a 7 and 10 percent rise in property prices.''
2006 Chinese New Year Global Gala
NTDTV's 2006 Chinese New Year Global Gala promises to be the most exciting Gala yet. This year, our shows will be presented in 17 of the world's most cosmopolitan capitals, and each Gala will showcase an array of local, national and internationally-acclaimed artists and performers. The Galas will be broadcast worldwide to an anticipated audience of 200 million viewers.
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