Happy Chinese New Year!

The Chinese new year is a reference to the date of celebration of the new year adopted by several eastern nations that follow a traditional traditional calendar of the western, the Chinese calendar.

The differences between the two calendars mean that every year the start date of each chinese new year is on a different date from the western calendar.

The Chinese calendar is gives: it takes into account both phases of the moon and the position of the sun. The Chinese new year begins on the night of the new moon closest to the day when the sun passes through the fifteenth degree of aquarium.

In 2019, this phenomenon occurs on February 5 when the year of the pig earth begins.

The Chinese relate each new year to one of the twelve animals that would have answered the Buddha’s call for a meeting. Only twelve would have presented themselves and, in thanks, Buddha turned them into the signs of Chinese Astrology: Rat, Buffalo, Tiger, rabbit, Dragon, serpent, horse, sheep, monkey, rooster, dog and pig.

Thousands of people celebrate Chinese new year, following the lunar calendar. This is the most important party in the Asian calendar, with cradle in China but is also celebrated in other countries in the region.

It is believed to be a good year for harvests, for reflection and finalising projects undertaken in previous years. In 2019, the year will be a pig (or boar) sign with the earth element. In this way, according to Chinese traditions, it is expected to feel a sense of abundance and agility.

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