Category Archives: Chinese New Year

2017, the Year of the Rooster.

 The Year of the Monkey is drawing to a close. On January 28, we’ll enter the Year of the Rooster, sometimes called the Year of the Cock. (Funny, they never call it the Year of the Hen.) As the previous … Continue reading

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Chinese New Year, Mardi Gras, and Ash Wednesday

Three holidays in a row. Even though in the West, we follow the Gregorian calendar, some of our holidays and observances are determined by the lunar calendar, so we’re never sure when those holidays will fall. This year, Chinese New … Continue reading

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Out with the Horse; In with the Sheep.

  2015, the Year of the Sheep. I was born in the Year of the Sheep; it’s my year. So I suppose I should be able to write with a modicum of authority about sheep and our year. First off: … Continue reading

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