Happy Chinese New Year!

The Year of the Sheep - the first day of the Chinese New Year - begins later this week on February 19th.  In China, the celebrations are known as the Spring Festival, a 15-day-long observance that includes feasts, family reunions, the conspicuous use of the colour red and culminates on the final day with a lantern festival.

The Chinese new year is rich with traditions, one of which is to associate each new year with a specific animal. There are 12 animals in the Chinese zodiac, and trends for the coming year are predicted to align with the traits of that year's animal.

The Sheep symbolizes the energy of generosity, patience and peacefulness. The goal of the sheep is to create harmony and beauty within the home and family and is often considered to be the most feminine of all the Chinese zodiac animals.  This yin/feminine energy gives us time to focus and go within, pay attention to the small things and to nurture others and ourselves.

Click here to read more about what the new year will bring.

Gung Hay Fat Choy!

 

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