Spring Festival or Chinese Newyear

Time for rejoicing. Time to start anew. Time to look forward to a better year.

It is also the day of the highest movement of people in China. Traditionally all Chinese return home to spent the start of the year together with the family.

My daughter Stephane and her children flew from Montreal to arrive today to see us.

Happy year of the Pig to all of you. This year of the fire Pig is of particular significance to me as I shall be 60 and the 5 elements of the Chinese horoscope combined with the 12 signs coincides only every 60 years.

Year 2007 is a Chinese Red Fire Pig Year. Why did the Chinese name the year 2007 as the Red Pig Year? Chinese calendar used the Stem-Branch system to count the days, months and years. There are 10 Stems and 12 Branches in this system. Stems are named by the Yin-Yang and Five Elements (Metal, Water, Wood, Fire and Earth). The Stem sequence order is Yin-Yang Wood,Fire,Earth,Metal,WaterYang Wood, Yin Wood, Yang Fire, Yin Fire, Yang Earth, Yin Earth, Yang Metal, Yin Metal, Yang Water and Yin Water. Branches use the animal names


#1 Hans on 02.18.07 at 10:30 pm

Happy festival to you and your dear ones. Wish you lots of good things in your life for such special moments.

#2 Josiah Azevedo on 07.25.07 at 4:04 pm

Hehe! Good work!

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