Happy Chinese New Year!!!! It’s the year of the Horse. Now I am so NOT going to pretend that I know anything about this so, I’m going to post some blurbs that I found from various sites about this new Chinese New Year. Enjoy the pictures, they’re so beautiful!
People marked the arrival of a new lunar year, the year of the horse, generally considered an auspicious time, across China, Hong Kong and Taiwan on Thursday evening. According to traditional Chinese timekeeping, 11 pm on the eve of the Lunar New Year is an ideal moment visit a temple to pray and put incense sticks in place. The hope is to bring as much good fortune for the coming year as possible. Yet, it was on Friday morning that thousands of people streamed into Buddhist and Taoist temples, many of which held fairs and stage performances. Celebrations marking the Chinese New Year, or as it is literally called “Spring Festival” (Nongli Xinnian), traditionally continue for two weeks
BEIJING – China will ring in the Year of the Horse this Friday – and like with any fresh start, questions abound about wealth, health and matters of the heart.
For many in China, Feng Shui masters and their astrological readings and predictions are merely a fun activity to pass the time. But for the superstitious, horoscope experts provide important guidance for the coming year.
In recent years, NBC News has had the pleasure of consulting with Feng Shui master, Chen Shuaifu, the 61-year old chairman of the Chinese Feng Shui Association, which has more than 50,000 members.
In 2013, Chen predicted an unlucky year for those born in the Year of the Pig, declaring to NBC News then that “Snakes and Pigs clash and don’t get along.” He also warned that those born in the Year of the Dog should postpone life decisions in 2013 and that last year would be the “Year of the Widow” as marriages and relationships would suffer during a terrible year for love.
Read this in depth article and see what your future holdsin this ABC article