Sunday, April 26, 2009

Chinese New Year 2010

According to Chinese Lunar calendar, the Chinese New Year Day is the new moon day of the first lunar month. The date for the Chinese New Year in 2010 is February 14th.

The Chinese Calendar

Unlike western calendars, the Chinese calendar has names that are repeated every 60 years. Within the 'Stem-Branch' system is shorter cycle of 12 years denoted by animals:
Rat Ox Tiger Rabbit Dragon Snake Horse Sheep Monkey Rooster Dog Pig
2008 2009 2010 2011 2012 2013 2014 2015 2016 2017 2018 2019(2007)

2010 is the year of the Tiger.

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