Happy New Year

Just when you thought all the New Year festivities were over, the Chinese New Year sneaks up on you!  Yesterday was the first day of the new year, which is determined by the lunisolar Chinese calendar, so the date is different every year.

There are twelve animals in the Chinese zodiac and each year is characterized by one of the animals…

year of the monkey

  2016 is the year of the monkey…

year of the monkey


The Chinese symbol for monkey Chinese symbol for monkey

Unfortunately, this is believed to be one of the unlucky years in the Chinese calendar.  The upside is that people born during the year are supposed to be lively, quick-witted, curious, innovative and mischievous!

So, if you missed out on the New Year celebration in January, here’s your chance to catch up…

Year of The Monkey

Happy New Year (again)…

year of the monkey1


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  1. PuppyMonkeyBaby!
    Happy New Year!