Happy New Year! Work hard and Smart like a rat.
This New year is the Year of the Rat, Brown Earth Rat Year in Chinese Lunar calendar. February 7, 2008 is the first day of the Chinese new year. But we also celebrating in this global New Year!
The Chinese zodiac signs are also used by cultures other than Chinese. For one example, they usually appear on Japanese New Year’s cards and stamps. The United States Postal Service and those of several other countries issue a “Year of the _____” postage stamp each year to honor this Chinese heritage. However, those unfamiliar with the use of the Chinese lunar calendar usually just assume that the signs switch over on Jan 1 of each year. Those who are serious about the fortune telling aspect of the signs can consult a table.
The Chinese zodiac is also used in some other Asian countries that have been under the cultural influence of China. However, some of the animals in the Zodiac may differ by country.
Find out more about Chinese New Year Days and Zodiac Animals from here.
Wish you have a Great Year, don’t forget to love our friends in any kind of life in this earth!