7 months ago
Tuesday, February 01, 2011
Rabbit Rabbit - Good luck in February!
Kung Hei Fat Choy -Happy Chinese New Year~!
WELCOME TO THE YEAR OF THE RABBIT!
Spring festival, or what is more known as the Chinese New Year, is considered one of the most important events in China. The celebration is based on the lunar calendar, so that the first day of the lunar year marks the Chinese New Year. Thus, the event falls between late January to early February. The celebration begins on the eve of the lunar new year and continues on until the fifth day of the lunar calendar's first month. Next will come the lantern festival. This year Chinese New Year falls on February 3; the Year of the Rabbit.
I feel as though Spring is just around the corner -but only here on the west coast. Reading about the onslaught of snow and ice storms hitting the east coast makes me shudder - so fortunate I live in California. My Sweetie is in Florida at the moment, and he reports temps in the 70's, nice, temperate, and filled with sunshine. Temps here in the Bay Area are in the 50's during the day, and 30's in the evenings...cool but not unbearable. It has begun to rain this evening, and I love to hear the sound of the rain on the roof as I lay in bed. I love the winter weather - *California style* and look forward to more.
For all my friends living elsewhere - I wish you sunny skies and happy times. Winter is about to give way to Spring, and the cycle begins again. There is always hope in whatever comes... the seasons renew and so do we. All of the birds around here are revved up for spring... looking for a mate and chipping in their voices every day at my feeders. They are too numerous to list here, but I enjoy each and every one.