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Year of the Snake
Although this is not a political or economical article, I find it a very interesting cultural aspect of China. On the 10th of February 2013, the 4711 Chinese year began. The year of the Snake happens, like every other Chinese Year, every 12 years (regarding the western calender). In China the people follow the lunar calender, with each month beginning on the darkest day. New Year festivities traditionally start on the first day of the month and continue until the fifteenth, when the moon is brightest. In China, people may take weeks of holiday from work to prepare for and celebrate the New Year.
With regard to this New Year, the future shows many financially positive aspects, especially ways to increase ones income. The whole world is hoping that becomes true as as the economic crisis worsens, people are beginning to lose hope of employment and greater wages.
But of course there are the negative aspects, which show that people born in the year of the pig will have to combat difficulties within the new year. (Year of the Pig 1911 1923 1935 1947 1959 1971 1983 1995 2007)
However difficult or harsh this next year may be, lets all hope that the predictions are true, so that this economic crisis may end and the world find the path to positive development and a brighter future.
- Chinese New Year: 2013 — Infoplease.com
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