Tag Archives: Chinese New Year

Calling all Rats; your year is almost here

Welcome to the Year of the Rat (beginning January 25), a title applicable to so much more than the upcoming Chinese and Vietnamese New Years. Zodiac Rats were born in 1936, 1948,1960, 1972, 1984, 2008 and 2020. Other kinds of … Continue reading

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Year of the Monkey not so great for monkeys

Surrounded as I am these days by an unusually large collection of monkeys made from paper, ceramics and socks, it only seems right to find out what this “Year of the Monkey” will bring. In China the year begins on … Continue reading

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Lion dances for luck and protection

After staying inside for three days to avoid snow and ice, we ventured out into slush and wind to see a Lion Dance¬†performed by five lions ranging in size from tiny to large. ¬†(Both the lions and the performers fit … Continue reading

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