Gung Hay Fat Choy!

Dragon dances through the street!Those words mean “Have a prosperous and good New Year!”  Chinese New Year began January 26th on the 1st new moon of the year and celebrations will continue for 15 days until the 1st full moon.   This is the year of the Ox.  People born in this year are believed to be strong, patient, hard workers; they make others feel confident in themselves.  They can also be stubborn…..as an Ox! 

Chinese New Year is celebrated with special fireworks, parades and many family reunions. Special foods are prepared that have symbolic meaning to the Asian people.  Shrimp represent happiness; a whole fish symbolizes abundance.  Noodles that are uncut represent long life. 

Red and gold  are favorite colors for Chinese New Year and have meaning. Many people think that wearing red on that day will bring them a joyful future.  During this holiday people also give each other red and gold envelopes with money in them.

At the end of the 15 days of celebration there is a special parade. A dragon appears at the end of the parade, strolling through the street. He is the symbol of strength and goodness.  It is a way of wishing everyone peace and good luck for the coming year.

Blog Tamers, click on the link on the right that says “Find your Chinese Zodiac Animal”.  Find the animal for the year you were born. Then come back to this site. Click on “comment” to tell what qualities you have that were listed for your animal and tell which ones you disagree with that were listed for your zodiac animal.

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8 thoughts on “Gung Hay Fat Choy!

  1. I went to go see what Chinese Zodiac animal I was and what I saw was that I was a tiger that was born on 1998.It says that tigers are sesitive and adventerous.They also like to take risk, which sometimes make them act before they think.But there is something I disagree about.I disagree that I do not take risk which sometimes make me act before I think.

  2. I went to see the Chinese zodiac what I liked about was that it said I have a lot of friends and
    I was cooperative. But what I didnt like was it said that I was a fake.

  3. I went to the Chinese Zodiac animal and I was a rabbit because I was born on 1999.It said that people born in the year of the rabbit have lots of friends because they are loving,cooperative,and pleasant.Sometimes people think they can be fake.I think the part wher it said that people born in the year of the rabbit have lots of friends is fake because I don’t have alot of friends.

  4. My Chinese Zodiac animal was a rabit born in 1999.Its says that people born in the year of the rabit have lots of friends because they are loving ,cooperative,and pleasant.What I disagree about is that sometimes people think that they can be fake.

  5. My zodiac animal was a rabbit because I was born in 1999. People say if you were born in the year of the rabbit you have lots of friends because they are loving, cooperative, and pleasant.

  6. What I like about the Chinese zodiac is that i have a lot of friends. But what I do not like is that it said I’m fake and that is not true.

  7. For a zodiac animal I am a tiger which is sensitive and take risks that make me act before I think.I disagree that I am sometimes not adventerous.

  8. I went to see what Zodiac animal I was and what I saw is that I was a rabbit that was born on 1999.It says rabbits have lots of friends because the are loveing,cooperative. They are also very pleasant.But I am a rabbit and i don’t even have lots friends….I wonder if it is true.

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