View Full Version : Happy New Year !!

02-18-2007, 11:13 AM
Gung Hay Fat Choy !!!
Welcome to the Year of the Fire Pig!

The Chinese New Year, also called the Spring Festival, is the most important of the traditional Chinese holidays. Calculated according to precise astrological observations, it essentially is the second New Moon after the Winter Solstice and is always named after an animal in the Chinese Zodiac paired with one of the traditional five Chinese elements.

The Year of the Fire Pig begins on February 18 and will be observed all around the world by a 15-day celebration including colorful parades, fireworks, family reunions, and sumptuous meals.
unfortunately, ABC news reporter, Dikky Sinn, writes that the year of the pig, according to Chinese fortune tellers, will bring disaster, epidemics, unrest. (Dikky Sinn...saw that and thought the story was about Cheney)

Chinese astrologers predict that this will be an unstable year filled with conflict, because the Pig is a water sign, and water is incompatible with fire. Many people will experience sweeping changes, but there will be plenty of opportunity for prosperity for those who are able to meet the challenges and find a place of inner calm.
( After only 2 gin & tonics....I'm beginning to feel the peace already)


According to the Chinese, naming people by the animal of their birth year...Bush is a dog, and Cheney a snake, Gov. Arnold is a pig....and so is Hillary
(But a word of caution to the presidential candidate.
The pig finished last in the race that determined the zodiac's order, behind the dog.)