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Thursday, January 30, 2014

Happy Chinese Lunar New Year

Year of the Horse
Year of the Horse

Happy Chinese Lunar New Year!
Lunar New Year 2014 celebrations are expected to go on throughout the weekend, as the Chinese people usher in the year of the Horse.

The Nelson-Atkins Museum of Art - Chinese New Year celebration is Friday, January 31

"It begins tonight at Midnight. The year of the Green, Yang, Wood Horse. Celebrate by lighting a red candle tonight. Tomorrow wear your new red clothes, best jewels, no cleaning or use of sharp objects, put out a bowl of oranges for everyone and enjoy the wonderfully determined, free energy of the Horse. "
~Teresa Padilla
Feng Shui Many Blessings

Chinese New Year
Also known as the Spring Festival, the holiday lasts 15 days starting from January 31, 2014. This year its last day falls on Valentine's Day.

This is a time to wish for peace and happiness. Gong Hey Fat Choy means "wishing you to be prosperous in the coming year."

Chinese New Year officially falls on the second new moon after the winter solstice. From late January to mid-February, Korea, Vietnam, Japan and other countries celebrate Lunar New Year.

updated 2/7/16

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