CHINESE NEW YEARS COMING- FEBRUARY 7:
Five days from now, on February 7th it will be the Year of The Rat in the Chinese calender. Given itslunar nature the day of New Years varies from year to year. it is defined as the second New Moon after Winter Solstice. Last year it was on February 18th. Please consult the archives on this blog for our extensive postings in February of 2007 on this festival. There are actually three ways to name a Chinese year, not just from an animal. See the China Page for these and also for numerous other things- greeting cards, a downloadable calender, etc..