Chinese New Year falls on February 16th this year – have you made plans to celebrate? Traditionally, the evening before Chinese New Year Day, families gather to have a delicious dinner. Windows and doors are usually decorated with red paper cut-outs and poetry so the new year is blessed with good fortune. Other traditions include lighting firecrackers and giving money in red paper envelopes. Did you know the color red symbolizes good luck?
In the Chinese zodiac, each year represents a different animal. According to the zodiac, a person born under a certain animal year will have characteristics of that animal. Find out what animal you are according to the date of your birth! Use the chart below: find the year that you were born in; the row that it sits in will lead you to your zodiac characteristics.
Rat: Charming, imaginative
Ox: Dependable, confident
Tiger: Colorful, unpredictable, emotional
Rabbit: Polite, affectionate
Dragon: Strong, positive
Snake: Wise, graceful
Horse: Independent, hard-working
Sheep: Artistic, generous
Monkey: Inventive, clever
Rooster: Meticulous, talkative
Dog: Honest, faithful
Pig: Courageous, thoughtful
Do you celebrate Chinese New Year? What does your family do?
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