Putanga – Life on the Road

Stories from my journeys around the world…

Chinese Year of the Rabbit

Posted by Monica Johansen on February 5, 2011

On Thursday, February 3, the world entered the lunar year of the rabbit according to Chinese astrology. The year of the Rabbit is traditionally associated with home and family, artistic pursuits, diplomacy, and keeping the peace, and it is considered a year in which you can catch your breath and calm your nerves.

Lunar Year 2011

It remains to see if the Chinese are correct, but for those who are interested, here are some predictions for the Year of the Rabbit 2011: http://www.moonslipper.com/chinese.html

Chinese New Year is a public holiday in most of the Southeast Asian countries in addition to China, but since I am working in Australia this week and the next I don’t have a chance take time off and celebrate the New Year. The thing about working in different countries is that you have to adjust to the local holidays in the country you happen to be working in at the moment. Sometimes it means that you lose a holiday, and other times it means that you gain one. All in all, I don’t really care as long as I am having a great time wherever I am located.

Happy New Lunar Year (or Gong Xi Fa Chai)! šŸ™‚


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