THE CHINESE New Year – also known as the Spring Festival or Lunar New Year – begins on February 10 and is the longest and most important holiday in the Chinese calendar.
This year ushers in the Year of the Snake beginning on the day of the new moon which is the first day of the first month of the year according to the Chinese calendar and ends on the full moon 15 days later culminating in a traditional Lantern Festival.
The Chinese lunar calendar is centuries older than the International Calendar, based upon the Gregorian calendar and used by most of the rest of the world.
Twelve animals are used to symbolize each of the 12 years and comprise the animals of the Chinese zodiac.
Legend says Buddha requested all the animals to meet him before he asceded into Nirvana. Only twelve came, and he named a year after each of them in the order of their arrival, hence this New Year animal is the snake.
According to Chinese astrology this zodiac sign is believed to have a strong influence on your character and personality traits and has the potential to affect your entire life both positively and negatively.
People born in the Year of the Snake often appear calm and they are not talkative but they are deep thinkers. Chinese zodiac snake people never need to concern themselves worrying about money, money seems to come to them naturally and they are shrewd in their business dealings.
Despite this good fortune, they are often miserly in their spending habits and may tend to hoard money.
Snake people are also generally quite good looking and along with their physically attractive features they can be rather conceited and vain about their appearance.
Come and celebrate Chinese New Year at Saddleworth’s famous SHANGHAI-WONG CHINESE RESTAURANT on Monday, February 11.
They have live entertainment, a singer and raffle with proceeds to Christies – and a superb traditional Chinese menu.
To book, or for more Information, call: 01457 878001.