Tuesday, February 16, 2010

2010 - The Year of the Tiger

I'm a couple of days late for the beginning of the Chinese New Year on Feb 14th but since it is a 15 day celebration, I'm not too late.

On the first day, it is traditional for Chinese families to visit the eldest members of their families. On the second day, married daughters visit their birth parents (as traditionally, they may not have had many opportunities to do so previously). On the third day, "it is generally accepted that it is not a good day to socialize or visit your relatives and friends."

2010 is the year of the tiger. As far as the elements are concerned, it is the year of the metal tiger and is represented by the colour white, so it can also be said it is the year of the white tiger.

“He who rides a tiger is afraid to dismount.” – Chinese proverb

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