January 31, 2014
January 1, 2014
CHINESE LUNAR CALENDAR
Year : Wood Horse
Month : 1st
Day : 1st
Today marks the official start of the Year of the Horse.
Prior to 1913, the first day of Chinese New Year itself was traditionally called Yuandan (Chinese): 元旦; pinyin: Yuándàn), literally “the first sunrise”, but in 1913 the recently established government of Republic of China appropriated that name to refer instead to New Year’s Day in the newly adopted Gregorian Calendar, with Chinese New Year instead being called “Spring Festival” (traditional Chinese: 春節; simplified Chinese: 春节; pinyin: Chūnjié), which remains the official name for the New Year’s Day public holiday in both China and Taiwan. Prior to 1913, “Spring Festival” was instead referred to as lichun, (February 4 or 5), the first solar period / term in a Chinese calendar year, which marked the end of winter and the start of spring.
An alternative name for Chinese New Year’s Day means literally “the first day of the (great) year ” (Chinese: (大)年初一; pinyin: (Dà) Nián Chūyī). The New Year’s Day public holiday in in Hong Kong and Macau is named in Chinese, as literally “first day of the year in the Agricultural Calendar” (traditional Chinese: 農曆年初一; simplified Chinese: 农历年初一; pinyin: Nónglì Nián Chūyī) while the official English name is “the first day of Lunar New Year”.
Chinese New Year’s Eve, a day where Chinese families gather for their annual reunion dinner, is known asChúxī (除夕), literally “evening of the passing”.
Gong Xi Fa Cai to all our beloved readers. May You and Your Family have a happy, healthy and wealthy year ahead.
FENG SHUI DIRECTIONAL FORECAST
Direction Of Conflict : North
Direction of Happiness : South
Direction of Wealth : North-West
Direction of the Five Ghosts : North-West
CHINESE HOROSCOPE FORECAST
2-HOURLY STAR FORECAST
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