… this represents the number of days until Sunday, February 10th, 2013.
Chinese New Year (also called the Lunar New Year) occurs in the early months of our calendar year, typically January or February and this year falls on February 10th. This is the first of 15 days of celebration and the start of the Year of the Dragon.
This website provides information and facts about this important festival and offers idea for traditional gift to make Chinese New Year 2013 the best ever.
Chinese New Year 2013
Chinese New Year is a time to welcome longevity, wealth and prosperity and to eliminate any negative chi from the past. This fourteen day celebration is very symbolic, and has many important do’s and dont’s.
Discover more about the Chinese New Year calendar, the traditions, activities, festivals, food and dance. May we wish you all a very happy and prosperous Chinese New Year 2013
Year of the Snake
In Chinese tradition, each year is dedicated to a specific animal. The Dragon, Horse, Monkey, Rat, Boar, Rabbit, Dog, Rooster, Ox, Tiger, Snake, and Ram are the twelve animals that are part of this tradition. In the year 2013 the Snake will be a welcome visitor, following the 2012 year of the Water Dragon. Traditionally, each animal is believed to bestow their unique characteristics on the people born in that year.
The Year of the Dragon was characterized by excitement, intensity and surprises all around. However, as we transition into the Year of the Snake times will be steady, well thought out and extremely stable. Like the Snake itself, we can expect times to move along at a predictable pace most of the time, with some interesting twists and turns along the way. Just as traditional Chinese wisdom tells us that having a snake in the house is good luck, the Year of the Snake is sure to usher in good fortune for many people.
The Snake’s Personality
For those fortunate people born under the Snake, personality traits such as attractiveness and spot-on intuition are the norm. Being as 2013 is the Year of the Water Snake, people born this year – just as those born under the last Year of the Water Snake – will typically have a tight knit circle of friends who are loyal and understanding. The people born under the Water Snake will also routinely display a deep level of intellectual thinking, tempered by extreme determination.
The Chinese New Year 2013 is expected to usher in business prosperity As the Snake is known for his inward cunning and cleverness, we can expect this year to be one where deep thinking and quick reactions to change are the order of the day.
People born under the Snake share their year of birth with some interesting celebrities. Oprah Winfrey, Abraham Lincoln, Martin Luther King Jr., and Pierce Brosnan are just a few of the famous people who were fortunate enough to be born under the Year of the Snake. The Snake’s lucky colors are red and black. Colors to avoid include white and brown.
The Snake and Love
The Snake is calm, cool and collected. Snakes fall deeply in love and are able to maintain stable relationships for many years to come. Though some people will misunderstand the Snake’s often introverted personality traits, true lovers will recognize this personality trait as a sign of deep thinking and definite decisions. However, the Snake is often known to be jealous, so people under this sign should be careful to avoid being too jealous with their partners and/or spouses. The ideal partners for Snakes are people born under the years of the Horse, Goat or Monkey.
The Snake and Wealth
Remember, the Snake is all about being wise, collected and deep thinking. As such, to accumulate wealth in the Year of the Water Snake, people must be wise and consistent in all of their monetary dealings. This is not a year to gamble, but one to invest wisely. Doing so will result in more wealth down the road, as the Snake’s attributes clearly bless those who invest wisely and who exercise patience during all of their investing.
Snakes should pursue careers that reward deep thinking, persistence and patience. Snakes should pursue careers in the following fields: Accountants, Scientists, Jewelers, Painters and Investigators. Snakes routinely thrive in these types of careers.
There are several different explanations of the Chinese horoscope and how the twelve animals of the Chinese Zodiac were chosen. This telling offers insight to some of the traits of each animal.