Friday January 31 is Chinese New Year! The year of the Horse. Rembrandt, Harrison Ford, Aretha Franklin, and President Theodore Roosevelt were born in the year of the Horse.
According to infoplease people wear red clothes decorated with poems on red paper. Families gather for feasts on New Year’s Eve to celebrate a new start. They drive away bad luck with fireworks and dragons.
No housecleaning or buying books during the new year celebration; it is considered bad luck. Pay off your debts; starting the new year in the red is a bad sign of things to come.
A new year represents a new start. On January 1 we make resolutions or promises to ourselves that we will behave differently or accomplish certain goals.
How are you doing on the goals or resolutions you set on January 1? As the Chinese New Year approaches we have another chance.
Didn’t make it to the gym yet or already gave up on that resolution to lose weight? Don’t worry. Start over on Chinese New Year!
This Chinese New Year represents an opportunity to correct your path and tackle those promises you made to yourself.
Celebrate with some candy and renewed energy to really tackle the changes you want to make in your life.
Gong Xi Fa Cai
(Happy New Year!)