Daily Archives: February 10, 2013

Gong Hei Fat Choi, Happy Chinese New Year!

I totally forgot about it!  

Back home in Hawaii, we would be lighting up a long string of red firecrackers, to ward off the mischievous spirits from our homes and places of business.  It was a must for me to give a red envelope filled with coins for luck and prosperity for the coming year to the lion dancers.  Oh and eating so many different, yummy goodies, SIGH!   I don’t think that I’ll be finding that here in the middle of the desert.

In the Chinese calendar, this is the year of the Snake. Ancient Chinese wisdom says a Snake in the house is a good omen because it means your family will not starve. This could be taken metaphorically to mean that a Snake could never have a problem with his family starving because he is such a great mediator, making him good at business.  The Snake is keen and cunning, quite intelligent and wise.

year of the snake

Do you know what ‘sign’ you are?