|honeysuckle rabbit by amber alexander|
Chinese New Year 4709, or 2011 in the Western calendar, is the Year of the Metal Rabbit.
The Rabbit represents the fourth year in the 12 year cycle of the Chinese zodiac.
Like the houses of the zodiac in Western astrology, the animals of Chinese astrology are thought by many to dictate personality traits or, in the wider scope of things, even impact world events in any year they rule.
Rabbits, and those born under compatible signs, will likely benefit from luck or good fortune during a Rabbit year — i.e., in 1915, 1927, 1939, 1951, 1963, 1975, 1987, 1999, or 2011.
quote from http://www.chiff.com/
Gung Hay Fat Choy!
Today is Chinese New Year, another favourite holiday of mine. If I didn't have a sick boy at home, I would be over in Chinatown, enjoying the celebrations, welcoming the Year of the Rabbit.
|I would also pop by Bellagio, to see their gorgeous flower tribute in the Conservatory...|
photo: Tom Donahue
|rabbit mask by tom banwell|
You are a Rabbit if you were born in 1963, 1975, 1987, or 1999
My husband is a Rabbit... I am a Snake...
hmmm ... I wonder what that means!
There is a great book called "The New Astrology"
by Suzanne White
that synthesizes both Chinese and Western astrological systems...
a fascinating read if you are into astrology.
|Chinois on Main, Santa Monica|
I worked for many many years here! And Chinois has the most fantastic Chinese New Year celebrations every year...
Add it to your reservation list if you are in the LA area ~